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Confusion reigns as an Irish legend insists he's not retiring after all

Richard Dunne isn’t heading into the sunset just yet.

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FORMER REPUBLIC OF Ireland international Richard Dunne has moved to deny reports suggesting he’s decided to retire.

The defender was released by Queens Park Rangers following the club’s relegation and reports over the weekend speculated that Dunne was ready to hang up his boots after an 18-year career.

However, the Dubliner has poured cold water on those rumours and is ready to begin the search for a new employer.

The 35-year-old retired from international summer last season having made 80 appearances for the Boys in Green.

Dunne featured 23 times for QPR last season despite suffering a serious knee injury in February. He has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer while several Championship clubs are believed to be interested in his services.

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