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Kieron Dyer Says He’s Enjoying His ‘Free Time'(!) After Retiring

8 years ago
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Ex-Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer has revealed how much he is enjoying his ‘free time’ after retiring as a player after his last spell at Middlesbrough.

Considering how little time he spent on the pitch over the years, the idea of enjoying ‘free time’ now will bring a smile to Newcastle fans and others.

In an interview with sportsmole, Dyer has said he is looking forward to starting his coaching badges in the new year.

Asked about retirement, Dyer said;

“I just didn’t have the hunger to go on any more and if I had carried on, I would have been cheating the club I’d have signed for.”

In the interview Dyer also talked about the Newcastle United situation;

“Mike Ashley owns the club and can run it however he chooses. I don’t think it is all doom and gloom, I think Newcastle had a pretty bad season because of injuries. They were missing Coloccini for a number of months and they didn’t have a fully fit Hatem Ben Arfa. Demba Ba also left halfway through the season and so you are talking four or five of their best players.

Obviously Cabaye is staying now and Ben Arfa is fully fit, they have Loic Remy replacing Demba and Coloccini is back. Those players are the key to it and if they keep them fit then I’d see Newcastle being a force this season. Europe? That will be very hard but they will be in the top half no doubt.

Prices for English players are sky high; the Jordan Hendersons of the world, you have Liverpool buying him for around £20m and then Newcastle get Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa for £6m or £7m.”

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