Former Everton defender John Heitinga has retired from playing at the age of 32, his club Ajax have announced.
A statement from the Dutch outfit on Monday revealing the news said Heitinga would be taking a job on their coaching staff.
He rejoined Ajax last summer from Hertha Berlin on a one-year deal and has made only two Eredivisie appearances since, both as a substitute.
Prior to spending 2014-15 in Germany with Hertha, Heitinga had five years in English football.
He signed for Everton in 2009...