The former Tottenham star wakes up out of work after breaking an unwanted record during a miserable spell at the La Liga giants

Former Tottenham star Matt Doherty has been sacked by Atlético Madrid.

The right-back joined the Spanish giants on January deadline day after being sacked by Spurs.

Matt Doherty has been sacked after a disastrous spell at Atlético Madrid


Matt Doherty has been sacked after a disastrous spell at Atlético MadridPhoto credit: Sportsfile

However, he failed to impress coach Diego Simeone and is looking for a new club after a disastrous spell in the Spanish capital.

Doherty, 31, came on as Nahuel Molina’s replacement and has been limited to one backup role in recent months.

He played just 16 minutes, setting a new record for the least playing time by a foreign player.

The Irishman only featured in two games and failed to oust Molina despite fears the Argentina international would suffer from fatigue after the World Cup.

Doherty is now trying to revive his career after a disappointing spell with Spurs.

In two and a half years, he made just 44 Premier League appearances for the north London club, scoring three goals.

Despite his lack of playing time, Doherty revealed he enjoyed his time in Spain and wanted to use the experience to improve as a player.

He said: “The reason I left was … well, initially it was just about getting loaned for the rest of the season and then obviously we had problems with too many loans, so it just so happened that I couldn’t really do it.” Say no to that kind of experience and a manager of his caliber.


“I didn’t have long to think about it, but in the time that I had, I just couldn’t say no to this opportunity.”

“I’ll be there until the end of the season and just using it as a learning experience. I improve by training with world class players every day. I’m using the six months I have there to try and get better.” Try to understand the game better and improve my game overall.


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