Where is Michael Bridges now?
After a career which was unfortunately marred by injuries, Michael Bridges retired from playing at the end of the 2013-14 season after spending five years with Australian side Newcastle Jets.
Despite the interruptions he still made over 400 first-team appearances for 11 clubs including two spells at Sunderland where he won promotion to the Premier League on three occasions.
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Upon retiring he moved to Australia on a full-time basis and started coaching Newcastle’s Emerging Jets under-18’s side as well as assisting with the coaching of the senior side.
He left the role in January 2015 after three important members of the coaching staff and five key players were sacked after they were accused of undermining the head coach.
Alongside his coaching he worked in the media as a pundit for numerous channels including Fox Sports Australia, Wide World of Sports and SBS.
In January 2016 and having obtained his coaching badges, Bridges returned to the UK putting out feelers for a potential return as a coach or manager.
He also took advantage of his time in the UK to do some media work and had a two week stint as an analyst on Channel 5’s football league show as well as doing some radio commentary.
Now an Australian national, he continues to work in the media as an expert football pundit on the Premier League for Optus Sports
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Michael Bridges: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Leeds United, Newcastle United, Sunderland|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com