London, July 20 : Tottenham Spur's star Ledley King has been forced into retirement due to a knee injury.
The 31-year-old will be handed a testimonial and an ambassadorial role at the White Hart Lane, the only club in which he played during 14-year senior career.
The former England defender will now work as an ambassador in the community around the club and celebrate a 323-game career with a testimonial at the end of next season.
"I would like to say thank you to everyone at the club and to the fans. I have missed a lot of football over the years, but the Spurs fans have always been patient and incredibly supportive during difficult periods," The Sun quoted King, as saying.
"Tottenham is a second home for me and I am pleased I can continue to work for the club and within the local community, especially after the devastation caused by the riots last year," he added.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy also confirmed giving King a testimonial for serving the club.
"The testimonial will undoubtedly be a special night at the Lane, the chance for fans and team-mates to pay tribute to our longest-serving, not to mention one of the most gifted, players in the history of the club," he said. (ANI)
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