The unusual jobs footballers did post-retirement
Not all retired footballers become managers, pundits or coaches. Some of them choose to venture into a completely new field. Check out the weirdest jobs that footballers chose to do post retirement.
1.Ken Monkou: Pancake chef
If you’ve never heard of Monkou before, he is a former Dutch footballer who played as a centre back for Southampton, Chelsea and Feyenoord. He started playing in 1985 till 2001. Now he runs a Dutch pancake house in Delft.
2.Marco Gabbiadini: Guest house owner
Gabbiadini started playing football from 1985 to 2004. He played as a striker for 12 clubs and scored a total of 226 league goals. Post retirement, Gabbiadini runs a Victorian hotel in York with his family. It even won Guest House of the Year in the 1999 York Tourism Awards!
3.David May: Wine importer
May used to play as a centre back and right back for Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United. In 2006, upon retirement, he became a successful wine importer. However a year later, he moved to Dubai to coach football at a school.
4.Gavin Peacock: Pastor
Peacock is a former footballer who played as a midfielder and striker for Newcastle United and Chelsea. Post retirement, he worked with the BBC appearing as a pundit for a few shows. Now he is a pastor at Calvary Grace Church in Calgary.
5. Arjan de Zeeuw: Detective
Zeeuw is a retired Dutch footballer who played as a centre-back for Barnsley, Portsmouth and Telstar. Post retirement in 2009, he began working as an investigative detective, specialising in forensics.