‘Zico’ Delighted To Be Off For A Spin
Geoff Palmer has put his retirement on hold by going back into full-time employment.
The long-serving former full-back thought his working days were over when he hung up his uniform last year following almost a quarter of a century in the police.
But he has been tempted back into the labour force by an offer to drive luxury cars up and down the country.
“I was quite happy improving my golf for a few months but then decided that I really needed something else to fill my days,” Palmer said. “I just had too much time on my hands.
“Then this chance came up to work for Mercedes Benz, who have a dealership at the bottom of the Penn Road near the city centre.
“So I’m now cruising up and down the motorway behind the wheel of the sort of vehicles that I never got near when I was a player. I was never that bothered to be honest but, having driven various models, I love them now. They are absolutely gorgeous.
“In fact my employers have allowed me to buy one, so, at the age of 57, I have the best car I have ever owned.”
Palmer enjoyed another first this week when business took him to Wolves’ Compton training headquarters – quite an eye-opener for a player who was used to Castlecroft from Monday to Friday for well over a decade in the 1970s and 1980s.
Not unnaturally, one or two members of the present Molineux squad were interested in what he had to offer in his work as a supporter of the Mercedes sales and corporate teams. And reminders of his past continue to pop up on his travels.
“I was down in Reading earlier this week and was surprised to be recognised down there by a Manchester United fan,” he added.
“I’ve also been recently to Liverpool, Stoke, Walthamstow and Shrewsbury, so I’m seeing a few different parts of the country again. And I’m loving it, to be honest.”
Pamer’s visit to Compton also provided Wolves Heroes with the opportunity we needed to present him with a souvenir t-shirt bought for him by his friends at the Scandinavian-based Viking Wolves Supporters Club.