Moroccan international Marouane Chamakh has officially announced his retirement as a professional player.
Guest of the show “L’Expresso” Sunday morning on beIN Sports, Marouane Chamakh (35), without a club since his departure from Cardiff City in 2016, announced that he was retiring from the field, to embrace another career of consultant or coach.
“It’s been two years since I really cut football. It was wanted. Officially, I did not say that I was retired. I am not in social networks. I really wanted to cut football and get closer to my family. Today, I can say that I really retired from football,” said Marouane Chamakh during the broadcast.
Although he has officially announced his retirement, the former Moroccan international does not leave for football: “I will try to return to football as a consultant or coach. I will try to pass my diplomas too,” he told beIN Sports.
A native of Tonneins, the former Moroccan international striker, began his career in 2003 at the Girondins de Bordeaux, where he was trained. He later played for Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace, before joining Cardiff City.
Marouane Chamakh has worn the jersey of Morocco 65 times for 18 goals scored.