Tom Clare has announced that he is stepping down from Macclesfield FC, as he moves to London to embark on new opportunities.
And although the pair proved popular with fans, they struggled to make their relationship work outside the villa, with Tom announcing their split just a few weeks ago on his Instagram Story.
He’s now taken to Instagram to share some more news, revealing that he has quite his role at Macclesfield FC, and will be moving to London.
Sharing a photo of himself playing football, the sports star turned reality TV star, paid his farewells to his teammates and their supporters.
He wrote: “@thesilkmen Where do I start… this club has been right behind me throughout everything, the most I’ve ever enjoyed my football has been at this special club, the good times are unmatched and we’ve created memories that I will remember for the rest of my life.
“The decision for me to leave has been my decision and has been so tough, but now in my life there’s just too many opportunities that I just cannot turn down and moving down to London plays a huge part in that.”
He then thanked the club owner and director before penning a sweet message to the club’s supporters, which read: “To the fans I thank you for shouting my name week in week out, and getting the stadium bouncing every single game, you fans have been through a lot but the only way is up!
“Keep supporting the lads and I will come to as many games as I can.”
Paying farewell to his teammates, he added: “To the lads, I will miss the banter on and off the pitch [laughing emoji] you’re a top set of lads and it’s been one of the best changing rooms I’ve ever been in, I wish you all the best in your careers!
“Football is my passion and has been in me since I could walk, I don’t see it as a job. For the time being I’m taking a step back to focus on other things, but I will never quit football and will keep myself is the best possible shape throughout all of this. @thesilkmen Thankyou! #UTS [blue heart emoji]”
Fans of Tom, both through football and his TV appearance, were quick to comment on the snap with one football fan, writing: “This was what I hoped wouldn’t happen.”
Others supported his decision as one commenter wrote: “Nobody can blame you for doing what’s best for you Tom all the best”
“Best of luck Tom, grasp every opportunity that comes your way!! Life is about making memories and enjoying every moment” added another, while a fourth said: “good luck pal. Will be missed by everyone at the club.”
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