Soccer AM: Louis Saha talks about his retirement

Last Updated: 23/09/13 9:41am

Former Fulham and Manchester United striker Louis Saha spoke to Soccer AM about life after football.

Saha has scored an impressive 150 goals during a 13-year stint in England and has first-hand experience of playing in both the west London and Manchester derbies.

The French international announced his retirement on the 8th of August - his birthday and said it was not a big deal," said Saha on Soccer AM

"I just thought it was the right moment for me, I did not make a big deal of it, I started playing on the 8th of August when I was young so I just said why not finish on the same day.

"When you speak to players who have retired they all say they don't miss the preseason - it's just hard running! I am just glad I did not have to do it this summer.

"Retirement has become harder now that the season has started - you see the boys playing and scoring goals and that was the things I liked to do. It is hard to watch the games but I had my time and now I will do something else.

"I am working with a sports management company. I am giving advice to young players and share my experience and make sure youngsters don't make the same mistakes."