‘I thought this would be the club I’d retire at’ - Cureton departs non-league club

PUBLISHED: 10:46 04 February 2020 | UPDATED: 10:50 04 February 2020

Jamie Cureton has departed Bishops Stortford. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Jamie Cureton has departed Bishops Stortford. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Former Norwich City striker Jamie Cureton has left non-league side Bishop’s Stortford to link up with another club.

The 44-year-old was player/manager for the eighth tier club but wasn't provided with assurances surrounding his future and has opted to join another unnamed club.

Cureton began his career with the Canaries in 1993 after progressing through the club's academy. He famously turned down an offer from Manchester United to stay at Carrow Road.

In November, he became the first ever player to score in every level of the top nine tiers of English football, including the Premier League right down to the Essex Senior League.

"The club have told me I have no future next season as a player or manager," Cureton revealed.

"I have had the best two years playing and managing your club. I thought this was going to be the club I'd retired at but it's not to be.

"Thank you Steve [Smith] for giving me the opportunity to play and manage your club it's been unbelievable.

"The buzz it has given me has helped me keep on playing and also given me so many great memories. I will miss you all," Cureton said on his Twitter page.

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