Phil Turnbull: Gateshead midfielder leaves for teaching post

Phil Turnbull
Turnbull was part of the Gateshead squad that made the Conference promotion final in 2014

Midfielder Phil Turnbull has left Gateshead by mutual consent to take up a job a a physical education teacher at a school in Sunderland.

Turnbull, 28, will move into part-time football with Darlington alongside his work commitments, ending a seven-year second stint with the Tynesiders.

He made more than 300 appearances in total, including the Conference promotion final in 2013-14.

"It has been the hardest decision I've ever had to make," Turnbull said.

"I'd like to hope the fans will remember me for giving everything I had for the club whenever I played, and I leave knowing the club is in a much better position now than when I first joined."

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