Former Manchester United midfielder David Fox has announced he’s leaving Plymouth Argyle after three years with the club.
Fox, who started out at Old Trafford before a long and nomadic career, has made 128 appearances for the Pilgrims, helping them to promotion in 2017.
He’s also turned out for the likes of Blackpool, Norwich and Colchester during his time as a professional.
The 35-year-old put out an emotional tweet in which he said goodbye to Home Park, thanking the fans, the boss and a host of the backroom staff. It seems the motivation for his departure is his separation from his young family, which is as good a reason as any.
Fox earned England honours up to Under 20 level and was briefly part of the Blackpool fairytale, helping them to the League One play-offs in their rise to the Premier League. Whilst he isn’t retiring, his future is now uncertain as he departs Ryan Lowe’s side.
It’s a transitional time for the Green Army, they’ve recently been relegated to League Two and will be looking to rebuild under a new manager.
Whilst change is widely accepted, these Plymouth fans are certainly sad to see the back of Fox, evidently a popular figure on the terraces of Home Park.
Foxy, thank you for your excellent service to Argyle and or always being so helpful with those in the media too. I think everyone understands your decision but will be sad to see you leave. Hopefully, we can have a chat about it if you have the time. Best wishes.
— Chris Errington (@ChrisErrington1) June 13, 2019
???????? thank you foxy, will never forget the Tuesday night Wimbledon goal ????
— Alex Rapson (@AlexRapson2) June 13, 2019
All the best Foxy. I’m sure the greenkeepers at @StMellion won’t miss you. Good luck in your next adventure pal ????????
— Jake Ash (@jakeyash) June 13, 2019
Love you Foxy! It was truly an honour and a pleasure to watch you play. Good luck in the future and thank you for giving everything in a green shirt ????
— Liam Vercoe (@officiallyLV) June 13, 2019
An absolute pleasure to have had you wearing the green of our great club. You will always be welcome to join the ranks of the Green Army.
Thank you for your passion and commitment
— Warren (@wozzer1964) June 13, 2019
Absolute pleasure to watch such a brilliant footballer, all the best wherever you end up Foxy, once a green always a green????
— Owen Lang (@owenlang_) June 13, 2019
Thank you foxy for you all did for my club it was great to see you in are green shirt for so many years and I wish you all the best in your new chapter in your life and my see you again at home park #onceapilgramalwagsapilgram
— Samuel Gray (@SamuelG21080929) June 13, 2019
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Great professional, giving 100% every time – what more could a fan want!! All the best for the future.
— Andy Jean (@Jeano71) June 13, 2019