Former Reading captain Graeme Murty has announced his retirement from football.
Murty, 37, made 339 appearances for the Royals and led the side into the Premier League in 2005-06.
The defender, who began his career at York, was also capped four times by Scotland and ended his career with Southampton, playing nine times.
"It's been a hard decision but I've not been able to take up a level of fitness that I would be comfortable with," Murty told BBC Radio Berkshire.
"I don't want to be the footballer who knows a great deal and who is good on the ball but can't run and lumbers around.
"I want to contribute and I think the best way to do that is by coaching and that is going to be my new career."
As well as coaching Murty will continue to work as a pundit on the BBC's Late Kick Off South, South West and West show every Monday at 2305 GMT.