Former Chelsea defender José Bosingwa has revealed his desire to retire at his current club Trabzonspor.
The Portuguese has been named as captain of the club after witnessing his contributions. He has been at the Turkish club since 2013 after joining them from an ill-fated time at Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League. Bosingwa may have won numerous titles in his career – largely at FC Porto and Chelsea – but he has been widely known for his troublesome spell at QPR. The defender is keen to dismiss the negativity surrounding him. One of the ways to do so may be to win the hearts of Trabzonspor fans.
At 32 years of age, it looks highly unlikely that he will be on the move once again. Now that he feels important and loved, Bosingwa is even considering the possibility of staying at Trabzonspor for the rest of his career. He may be playing at the top of his game for the next couple of years before considering retirement. His presence at the Turkish club has also helped him in another aspect – return to the national team. Bosingwa spent a few years in the wilderness during the regime of Paulo Bento, but he has been recalled to the national team by new manager Fernando Santos.
“After four years it was great to play again for my country. I played two games and we won them both so it was fantastic to be back. I am proud to be captain of Trabzonspor. It’s my second season here and I am enjoying it very much. Trabzonspor fans are very special. I have played in big teams but here there is something different. They live for the club and they live for the players. Sometimes I would like to go out more but I can’t go because they love us so much! It’s good because you can see passion from them,” said Bosingwa.