Former Chelsea favourite Damian Duff fears he may catch a case of the Kardashian’s after retiring from professional football.
In an interview with the Irish Times, Duff revealed that although he’s enjoying travelling the world, he wants to feel like he’s ‘earned’ the right to do so.
The former Republic of Ireland striker said:
I guess I can jump on a plane with the kids whenever I want and that is nice. But me, being hard-working and honest, I’d like to feel as if I’ve earned a holiday or a trip.
He then went on to draw an interesting comparison with celebrity Kim Kardashian, who hit headlines herself this week after posting a controversial photo on to her Instagram.
I don’t want to turn into… I was going to compare myself with Kim Kardashian or someone there; a little socialite or something, off doing these things. I like to earn nice things or even a weekend away.
Since retiring from football in December last year, Duff has returned to where it all began, in an attempt to keep busy. He’s taken up a youth coaching role at Blackburn Rovers, where he made his professional debut, but has been trying to decide whether he wants a permanent job in the future.
I’m doing the coaching down with Rovers, that’s two nights a week then we’ve a game on Saturday.
He also discussed the idea of punditry but admitted he was never a massive fan of the job.
I tried RTE (Raidio Teilifís Eireann) a couple of weeks ago although that’s probably rich coming from me… I never liked punditry, I never liked pundits but at the same time you’re sitting at home and you need to go and try something, I guess.
The 37-year-old also showed his admiration for his, and Chelsea’s former boss Claudio Ranieri, as Leicester’s run at the top of the Premier League continues.
He’s a great guy. No doubt he’ll have them all working hard; that’s what he did at Chelsea. This time last year with a similar squad I think they were third or fourth from bottom. Listen, it’s incredible. He’s an amazing guy, he brought me to Chelsea, so I love him and I want him to do well.
During his time with the Blues, Duff played 125 games and scored 19 goals, and became a fan favourite around Stamford Bridge, where he won two Premier League titles with Chelsea.