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.

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

In March 2018 Etherington released his autobiography called Lucky Man which, among other stories, includes details about his gambling addiction where he regularly used to spend a month’s wages (£120,000) betting on horses, dogs and in the casino.

Having stated that he wanted to get into the coaching side of the game, Etherington started working towards completing his UEFA coaching badges with the ultimate aim of becoming a manager in the near future.

In May 2018, Etherington took his first steps in the professional coaching game when he returned to his former club Peterborough United in his current role as manager of their under 18’s team.

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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