Ian Harte reflects on magnificent Leeds career, picks best and worst moments

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The former Leeds defender is becoming an agent and has been discussing his career.

Ian Harte has been reflecting on a 'magnificent' career - the bulk of which came at Leeds United, according to ESPN.

Indeed, the 38-year-old has now retired as a player and has been looking back at the high and low points of an illustrious time on the pitch.

Some of both his best and worst moments came in a Leeds shirt, with Harte understandably singling out the Whites' run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2001 as a highlight.

Harte told ESPN: "I had a magnificent career with so many highs and some lows. Playing for Leeds in the Champions League semifinals, scoring in the quarterfinal against Deportivo and then winning promotion to the Premier League with Reading and Bournemouth.

"There was also the lows of seeing Leeds suffer relegation from the Premier League and that was very sad but that is what football is about the emotions of winning and losing."

The Irishman was discussing his career while revealing to ESPN that he will now become an agent. Harte's left foot was one of the most revered in the business, with only the likes of Roberto Carlos and John Arne Riise really comparable.

The now 38-year-old also enjoyed success with the likes of Reading and Bournemouth, as he says, but is undoubtedly best remembered for his achievements at Leeds.

Should he go into coaching, Elland Road may well be a destination one day. For now, though, the best Leeds stars can do is sign him up as their representative!

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