Howard has no plans to play into his forties

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USA international intends to end his career at Everton

Tim Howard says that he will call time on his professional career when his new deal with Everton expires in 2018.

Even though the 35 year-old's manager, Roberto Martinez, believes that he is "a fit man... at the peak of his powers," and is convinced that, "he will play on beyond 40," Howard admits that he has other things he has plans beyond prolonging his playing time.

"I'll be on a beach somewhere when I'm 40," Howard told "I would pretty much take that to the bank that I won't be playing past 40. There are other things I want to achieve in life, other things that I want to do."

He revealed that in signing a new two-year contract with Everton last week he closed the door on any chance of playing in the MLS but did not go into specifics on what he hopes to do when he hangs up his gloves.

"Up until last week [signing for a MLS club] was a possibility," Howard continued. "But I think that ship has sailed for me now. I think MLS had its chance, if I'm being honest, but now I'll finish my career with Everton and be a happy man."

The USA international has been an expert summariser alongside commentator Arlo White for NBC Sports this season for some high-profile Premier League matches and could continue in broadcasting, while has also expressed an interest in working for on the corporate side for an MLS club.

Quotes sourced from ESPNFC

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