Jamie Vardy ‘almost turned his back on football to become an Ibiza PARTY REP’
The 34-year-old defied the traditional development of a modern footballer to become one of the most feared strikers in top flight history, having been picked up by the Foxes from Fleetwood after starting out in non-league.
Vardy spearheaded Leicester’s incredible title charge in 2016, rounding off the sort of fairytale journey many fans and pundits believed would never be seen again at the highest level.
However, Vardy’s ascension to the pinnacle of the game may not have happened had he pursued a different career path.
The former England international struggled to hit the ground running in his first season with the Foxes, scoring just five goals in his debut campaign with the then Championship club.
And Ben Marshall, a former team-mate of the striker, has revealed that Vardy had considered an opportunity to work on the Spanish party island.
‘I remember when he was saying he’s going to jack it in and go away,’ Marshall told YouTube channel Undr the Cosh.
‘He had a job offer to go over to Ibiza and be a rep. He was all over that. He’ll tell you that himself.’
Former Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare had previously spoken of the job he, Nigel Pearson and Steve Walsh did to convince Vardy to persist with football instead of move to Ibiza.
‘Our job is to support players. Sometimes they do have self-doubt and Jamie would be the first to admit he was going through a rough patch,’ the Aston Villa coach said in 2017……..read more
Source: Mail Online