Aleksandar Kolarov announces retirement as Man City duo called up for England Under-19s

Here are your Manchester City evening headlines for Sunday, June 19.

Kolarov announces his retirement and upcoming career move

Aleksandar Kolarov is embarking on a career as a sporting director and scout after confirming his retirement from football.

Kolarov, 36, had spent two years at Inter Milan after three years at Roma since leaving Manchester City in 2017. The Serbian international spent seven years at City, helping them win their first two Premier League titles , plus an FA Cup and two League Cups. hit.

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Now, after the end of his contract at Inter, Kolarov has ended his playing career and will look to move behind the scenes of football rather than pursue a coaching or punditry career.

Read more about Kolarov’s retirement here.

City duo called up for England

City duo Callum Doyle and Liam Delap have been included in the England Under-19 squad for the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Slovakia.

Doyle, who spent the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Sunderland, was key in helping the Three Lions reach the tournament, while Delap also made two appearances, and they will now hope to help Ian’s side Foster to pursue glory. The tournament kicked off on Saturday and England will play their first game against Austria on Sunday evening.

Doyle – who helped Sunderland secure promotion via the League One play-off final last season – has won nine Under-19 caps to date, including five in the Three Lions qualifying campaign. He started four times, helping England beat Sweden, the Republic of Ireland and Portugal, while starting a goalless draw with Switzerland.

Learn more about calling duos here.

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