Manchester City fans have been given the news today by The Daily Mail that Micah Richards is considering his retirement at the end of the season as he continues to struggle with a knee problem. The former City man’s last game of football was in October 2016 and it looks like his career has run its course.
Former City fan favourite Micah Richards is heading for retirement at the age of 30 after struggling to overcome long-term knee issues. [Daily Mail] pic.twitter.com/71RBwGpysl
— City Watch (@City_Watch) January 28, 2019
The fans all love Micah Richards, and in Manchester, the feeling for the defender couldn’t be more different than the feeling for him in Birmingham. During his time at Villa Park he’s turned up to collect his wages without doing much else, however, at City he was viewed as a really handy player and was key to the Sky Blues when they won the Premier League in the 2011/12 season.
What comes next for Micah Richards is still up in the air. There’s no douvting that the Citizens would love to see him make a return to The Etihad in some capacity as he’s still loved at the club. The 30-year-old was one of the most promising players to come through the club’s academy during their early years under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour, and if he can go full circle and return to the club as an ambassador or a coach, it would be music to the City fan’s ears.
You can read the Citizens’ thoughts on Richards here:
Poor bloke, use to love watching him.
— Jack Ibrahim (@Jack200285) January 28, 2019
He is not "former City fan favourite". He's all time favourite 🙂
— ΛDNΛN (@adnanctid) January 28, 2019
awful news, thank you for the memories micah
— ً (@sergioscity) January 28, 2019
Make him an ambassador for the club.
— Eddie Heaton (@thmsheaton1) January 28, 2019
He used to be such a beast… So sad to see his career go downhill
— ً (@DamagingDanilo) January 28, 2019
Once a blue always a blue
— Jonathan Karlsson (@jontekarlsson02) 29 January 2019
That's genuinely gutting. What a legend he was on and off the pitch. Hope we can find a place in the club for him
— William McLellan (@JoeMcLellan1997) January 28, 2019
Ah poor guy. Leaving City ruined him.
— Robbie (@FutbolRob_) January 28, 2019
The City fans would love to see Richards return to the club in some capacity in his retirement and are all gutted that his career has ended on such a sour note at Villa Park.
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