Peter Atherton

Where is Peter Atherton now?

Peter Atherton, long term captain of former Premier League side Sheffield Wednesday during the nineties finally hung up his boots whilst at Halifax in 2005, although he did come out of retirement for one game in 2008 when they had an injury crisis.

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In retirement he went back to former club Wigan Athletic to coach the youth teams before accepting the assistant manager’s job at Halifax Town.

Unfortunately Atherton had to leave when the club folded in 2008.

In 2014, Peter Atherton returned to his former side Wigan Athletic, as coach of their under 18’s academy side and enjoyed huge success losing just six of 38 fixtures in the 2014-15 season.

Atherton now works as the development squad coach at the club and is also involved in the coaching of the first team.

In March 2017, Atherton was promoted to interim first team assistant manager until the end of the season following the dismissal of Warren Joyce and his assistant Andy Welsh.

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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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