Peter Atherton

Where is Peter Atherton now?

Peter Atherton, long-term captain of Premier League side Sheffield Wednesday during the nineties finally hung up his boots in 2005 after a spell at Halifax Town.

Over a 20-year playing career he made over 600 appearances for six different clubs and also won one England under-21 cap.
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Upon retiring from playing he went back to former club Wigan Athletic to coach the youth teams before joining another former side, Halifax Town, as assistant manager.

Unfortunately he was only there for a year before the club went into liquidation and folded in 2008.

After a couple of years out of the game he returned to Wigan Athletic for a second time as coach of their development side until 2018 when the club removed the team from their academy setup.

He wasn’t out of the game for long and a few months later he joined National League side Barrow in his current role as assistant manager to Ian Evatt.

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Peter Atherton: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forCoventry City, Sheffield Wednesday, Bradford City

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