Where is Jason McAteer now?
After being released in 2007 by Tranmere Rovers, former Liverpool player Jason McAteer finally hung up his boots at the age of 36.
Playing professionally for 15 years, he made nearly 500 first-team appearances for five clubs winning two promotions with Bolton, reaching an FA Cup final with Liverpool and also winning promotion to the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers.
He was also a regular for the Republic of Ireland national side making 52 appearances over a 10 year period and representing them at the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cup finals.
Upon retiring from playing McAteer briefly joined Tranmere Rovers as former Liverpool team-mate John Barnes’ assistant but this was a short-lived appointment and they were sacked after four months due to poor results.
He now works in the media as a pundit for beIN Sports, ESPN Star Sports and also on Liverpool’s in-house television station, LFCTV.
He also regularly plays for Liverpool legend teams across the globe in charity games.
In October 2016, McAteer released his autobiography Blood, Sweat and McAteer which is available at Amazon.
Within the book he revealed that he had contemplated suicide after suffering a severe bout of depression when he retired from playing and admitted that it was only after several sessions with a therapist that he came out the other side and made a full recovery.
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Jason McAteer: Premier League Statistics
Yellow Cards: 29
Red Cards: 1
Premier League clubs played for: Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com