Matthew Etherington

Where is Matthew Etherington now?

Former Premier League star Matthew Etherington unfortunately had to retire from playing in December 2014 at the age of 33 after failing to recover from a back injury.

An FA Cup runner-up with both West Ham and Stoke City, Etherington also won both club’s Player of the Season awards during his time there.

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Since retiring, Etherington has been working in the media providing match punditry and analysis for BBC Radio Stoke as well as writing a column for The Stoke Sentinel newspaper.

Etherington has stated that he wants to get into the coaching side of the game and has started to undertake his UEFA coaching badges with the ultimate aim of becoming a manager in the near future.

Alongside his father, Etherington is publisher of the Professional Player magazine, a publication that is designed and written exclusively for footballers, past, present and future.

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In 2018 Etherington will be releasing a book called Lucky Man which, among other stories, will include details about his gambling addiction where he regularly used to spend a month’s wages (£120,000) in two weeks betting on horses, dogs and the casino.

Follow Matty Etherington on Twitter @mattyethers

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Matthew Etherington: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forStoke City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United

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