Former Sunderland striker James Vaughan has revealed that he will be retiring from professional football after an illustrious career with several clubs in English football. The former Bury striker is now set to retire from the sport at the age of 32 and has now given his reasons for choosing to make the decision at this age. Vaughan has revealed that it was a very tough decision to make but he eventually had to make it to venture into a different career path.

Although he was not a very prolific striker in his playing days, he was able to play for the likes of Norwich City, Everton, Huddersfield Town, Wigan, Bury Football Club, Sunderland, and Tranmere Rovers. He joined Bury last summer and was not able to impress at the club as he only managed to score just two goals in as many as 27 appearances. He then moved to Wigan Athletic where he also was not able to pick up form.

He has stated that he wants to quit football and venture into a Sports Director role as he insisted that he wants to continue his career in football but another field. Speaking to Sky Sports News, the former striker revealed that he was faced with a tough situation and had a tough decision to make on his future but eventually came to a conclusion during the summer.

He said he always tried so hard in his career to score goals but they were just not forthcoming. He added that he believes he has had a career that he can be proud of even though he could not achieve all of his goals.

He says he loves football and wants to continue being a part of the game and that’s why he has decided to advance from being a player to a Sports Director. He however stated that he doesn’t know what club to take up the role at but will evaluate his options after completing his sports directorship degree.

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