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Ex-Millwall, Leeds, Norwich and Wales player retires and turns to management

It has been announced this morning that Steve Morison has called time on his playing career and instead turned to coaching,

36 year old Morison is to begin his coaching career at his first club Northampton after has not being involved in Shrewsbury’s last four games, the last coming against Ipswich at the end of August.

The striker also made appearances for Millwall (three spells), Leeds United, Norwich City, Stevenage, Bishop’s Stortford and even internationally with Wales and England C.

In total, he has scored 194 times in 631 matches for club and country. His goals at Millwall can be seen in the video below…


Morison said: “I’ve spent an amazing two decades as a professional footballer and have so many wonderful memories, but I feel the time is right to move on to the next stage of my career – and I couldn’t be more excited.

“I learned so much while playing for my country and some great clubs, alongside and under so many fantastic players and managers, that I can’t wait to put it all into practice as a manager and coach in my own right.

“Coaching at Northampton, the club I started at as an 18-year-old and continue to live nearby, is going back to where it all started for me as a player.

“As such it feels like a good place for me to start my coaching career and hopefully that can follow a similar path to the top as I experienced while playing. It was an offer I couldn’t turn down.”

Salop manager Sam Ricketts said: “An opportunity has come up for Moro to progress into the next stage of his career.

“He has done all of his coaching badges and his pro licence and wants to move into that field. Something has come up and we don’t want to stand in the way of him doing that.”


After finding out the Steve Morison has retired from playing football, fans took to wish him luck for the future but also give their memories of his playing days – find out what they had to say on the next page.


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