Everton defender Leighton Baines has announced his retirement after the last game of the club in the current season of the Premier League. He was offered another year of extension at the club but he has decided to hang up his boots. By appearing in the match against Bournemouth, he made his 451stmatch for the club but they lost the match for 3-1. In the current season of the league, he has only made nine appearances for the club and, in the last game at GoodisonPark, he was substituted in the second half.
The club manager Carlo Ancelotti to pay his gratitude to the player has said that he can stay at the club in other capacities after his retirement. He said that all the Everton players should be grateful to him as he has been a great example for all his teammates.