Wednesday November 30, 2011
Histon defender Ollie Cleaver has left the club after deciding football is not for him.
Boss David Livermore told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire the former Luton Town apprentice right-back will take unpaid leave so he can consider his options fully.
He said: “It was a bit of a surprise. Ollie came to me a few weeks back. He didn’t feel football was for him.”
“It’s a brave decision he’s made. It’s great honesty from the lad. I think he needs to be commended for that.”
Cleaver has made seven first-team appearances for the Blue Square Bet North side this season after impressing in the reserves last term.
“We’ve left it open for him to come back,” added Livermore. “If he still decides football is not for him we’ll fully honour his decision.”
“He assured me it wasn’t a decision he took lightly. I have asked him to have a little think and if he feels the same I will respect his decision.”
“Anyone that doesn’t want to be at the football club is welcome to leave.”
After being involved at Professional clubs for around ten years the player himself is more pragmatic about his break from Football.
“I really just felt that I was wasting my time with football and that it was time to try something else out,” Cleaver told LFE.
“I’m not 100 per cent sure what I’ll do next whether that’s education or other training but I’ve got a little bit of time to think about it.”
He continued; “I’m actually really interested in Salsa so it may be that I look to go down that route and teach in the future but nothing is set in stone.”
“I’ve been to quite a few classes myself and it’s something I really enjoy.”
“David Livermore was great with me when I spoke to him and he’s left the door open for me so you never know but I really need to consider my next move fully before I rush in to anything.”