Matthew Etherington

Where is Matthew Etherington now?

Former Premier League star Matthew Etherington was forced to retire from playing in December 2014 at the age of 33 after failing to recover from a back injury sustained during his time at Stoke City.

Starting his career at Peterborough, he made nearly 500 first team appearances for five teams and was an FA Cup runner-up with both West Ham and Stoke City.

Upon retiring from playing, Etherington started working in the media providing match punditry and analysis for BBC Radio Stoke as well as writing a column for The Stoke Sentinel newspaper.

He is also the co-founder and publisher of the Professional Player magazinea publication that is designed and written exclusively for footballers, past, present and future.

In March 2018 he released his autobiography Lucky Man which includes details about his struggles with his gambling addiction during his playing days where he regularly spent a month’s wages (£120,000) betting on horses, dogs and in the casino.

Having started working towards completing his UEFA coaching badges he took his first steps in the professional coaching game in May 2018 when he returned to former club Peterborough United in his current role as manager of their under-18’s team.

Follow on Twitter @mattyethers

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