Soccer-Anelka considering retirement following death of agent (Reuters)

LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke has said striker Nicolas Anelka has told him that he is considering retiring following the death of his agent. The Frenchman had already been excused from his team’s Premier League game against Everton on Saturday on compassionate grounds after learning that Eric Manasse had died. British media reported the well-travelled forward had already cleared his locker at the club’s training base. “There was no big bust up, he didn’t storm out,” Clarke was quoted as saying by the BBC. …

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