Former Celtic skipper Stephen McManus has today officially announced his retirement as s player.
Speaking to motherwellfc.co.uk today Stephen McManus announced that he is hanging up his boots to take up a coaching role at Motherwell.
“Obviously when it comes to the point where you are going to officially retire from playing, you always do so with a bit of a heavy heart.
“However, I’ve given this a lot of thought and I believe this is the right time for me, particularly with the club giving me this opportunity in a new era for Academies in Scotland.
“I am also very excited to be learning from the great coaching staff we have at Motherwell at the moment; that was the main attraction for me.
“I want to develop myself as a coach and this is a wonderful opportunity.
“I want to thank the fans of every club I’ve played for, particularly at Well where I’ve enjoyed myself tremendously over the past five seasons.
“I now look forward to the next chapter in my career.”