Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Tugay Could Play On Until He's 40!

Tugay Could Play On Until He's 40!

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes has already hinted that he would like to offer Tugay a new deal, now Tugay himself has said he hopes talks will take place in January.

The former Turkish International who is looking to extend his stay at Ewood Park until the end of his career said:

"Ideally I would like to finish my career with Blackburn.

"I've played with only three clubs and have been very happy here. I hope things will be resolved in January.

"I think if you can look after your body you can go on until you are 40, why not?

"I'd love to score a goal like I did against Basel when I am that age.

"It might be easier for me to play on than for Teddy Sheringham because I am a midfield player."

The 36-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the season and I for one will be amazed if he isn't turning out for Rovers again for next season at least.

Tugay has said that he wants to end his career with Rovers and from what he has said he certainly has no intention of calling it a day just yet so the sooner he gets tied down to a new contract the better.

I stick by my recent comments why not offer him a two to three-year deal with coaching responsibilities also. He has a lot to offer so if he can't perform as much on the pitch as he once used to why not benefit from his tactical knowledge and awareness off it! Provided of course this is something he would want.

I hope we can still see Tugay at Ewood Park when he is 40-years-old (Hughes recently said himself he thinks he can) and why not!

What do you think? Comment below...

CLICK HERE - For Why You Should Sign Up To Vital Blackburn


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Walker
Date:Monday November 6 2006
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
If he feels comfortable with coaching, then i can't think of anyone i'd rather have on side. The man is a footballing genius, and most sides don't see anyone like Tugs in decades. I for one think we'll see a lot more of the old man in the coming seasons.
Head Rover Heels
06/11/2006 12:11:00
0
TOTALLY agree with all you say as you all know from what I KEEP saying about the old man.
Hughes Da Man
06/11/2006 12:23:00
0
he is a great footballer and i hope he stay's untill hes 40
marshinrover
06/11/2006 17:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Rovers The Line - Gillingham's Dack A Done Deal

Ex-Charlton youngster, Dack has joined Blackburn from Gillingham, becoming the third signing after Cardiff's Peter Whittingham and Rotherham's former Middlesbrough man Smallwood.

Magloire & Lowe Sign Rovers Deals

Tyler Magloire, starting out his playing career at Blackburn, and David Lowe, the experienced coach who is part of the backroom staff, have put pen to paper on new contracts at Rovers.

Bournemouth In For Mahoney - Neville's Ewood Exit

Mahoney, linked with various Championship clubs, Nottingham Forest were seen as favourites before Middlesbrough moved to rival them. Bournemouth will land the Blackburn winger?

Mowbray Excited By Evans' Rovers Return

Blackburn have parted with 11 players, soon to become 12 when Mahoney departs, but have signed Whittingham and Smallwood. Evans' return from injury will act like as a new signing too.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Blackburn bounce back?
Suggested By:
Yes, as League One champions64%
Yes, as runners up5%
Yes, via the play-offs5%
No26%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football