MAT Mitchel-King is considering quitting full-time football following his AFC Wimbledon exit.
The former Dons defender was shown the door yesterday as part of a massive summer cull at Kingsmeadow that saw nine players released .
Mitchel-King, 29, admits he doesn't know what the future holds, but is weighing up whether to drop down into non-league football to concentrate on a business venture.
But he insists he feels no ill feeling to boss Neal Ardley after being given the boot.
He said: “We ended on good terms. We had already spoken about things that I have going on outside of football anyway, so I wasn't really surprised when he told me I wasn't part of his plans.
“If a manager doesn't fancy you there's nothing you can do. Maybe there's a younger option, or someone on less money.
“When we had spoken before he got a feeling from me that I wasn't too sure my end what I wanted to do.
“I've had a business with my friend for the past five years that's doing really well. If I can help out an extra couple of days a week then maybe we can take it to the next level.
“So even if I was offered something I'm not sure if I would've definitely stayed. It's something I would've considered, but I've got to go away and weigh up my options.”
Mitchel-King made 49 appearances during his two-year stay with the Dons, and was handed the captaincy at the beginning of this season by Terry Brown.
However, his time at Kingsmeadow was blighted by illness and injury, while he also suffered the loss of his mother earlier this campaign.
He added: “I want to put this season behind me now with everything that has happened. I want to go away and enjoy myself and see what offers are on the table when I get back, whether they be full-time or part-time.
“It was an honour to be captain, and I've been fortunate to have the armband at my past three clubs. Wimbledon have a massive history, so to be associated with them and help keep them up gives me a massive sense of pride.
“I would've liked to have played more. I had glandular fever which kept me out for months when I signed, then I suffered a family bereavement this year and had a few injuries.
“I managed around 25 games a season, I would've felt bad if it was any less as it wouldn't have justified me being there.”
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