What next for Lee Cattermole? Former Sunderland midfielder discusses future after Eredivisie ends early

Lee Cattermole admits he is unsure what his next move in football will be after his season with VVV-Venlo came to an early end.

Monday, 27th April 2020, 12:09 pm

Cattermole moved to the Eredivisie earlier this season after agreeing to bring his time on Wearside to an early conclusion last July.

Football’s governing body in the Netherlands has opted to end the season after the government ruled that they would not be able to play until September.

The table has been frozen as it currently stands, with no title awarded and no clubs relegated.

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Cattermole’s side currently sit 13th in the 18-team table, two points above the relegation play-off places.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Cattermole says he is not yet sure what he will do next season and may yet return to play in the UK.

“I really don’t know [if his time in the Eredivisie is over],” he said.

“I signed a one-year contract which came about very late with me leaving Sunderland in July. I initially wanted it to be a one-year thing but I think the next two or three months are going to be a bit crazy for everyone. I’ve got to keep fit and positive and hopefully an opportunity comes up which I want to do, whether that’s here [UK] or there.”

Former Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole

Cattermole admits he was disappointed to miss out on some big games that he had been due to take part in between now and the end of the current season.

“I’m really disappointed, we had some big games coming up,” he said.

“We were due to go to PSV and then to Ajax the second last game of the season, which could have been a great experience if they went on to win the league. I’m gutted to be fair, but you’ve got to keep yourself fit and see what’s next.

“I think that the TV money is not as big for the [club’s] revenue over here. Not having fans in the stadium, the clubs lose a lot of money that way.

“There’s so much unknown at the moment.”