Martin O’Neill was hired as Republic of Ireland soccer coach, replacing Giovanni Trapattoni who left after failing to lead the team to the 2014 World Cup. Former Ireland captain Roy Keane was appointed as his assistant.
Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane are in “advanced talks” with the Football Association of Ireland to take over management of the national soccer team, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.
Martin O’Neill is on the brink of being named manager of the Ireland national soccer team and will appoint Roy Keane as his assistant, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported on its website.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Sunderland hired Gustavo Poyet to replace Paolo Di Canio as coach as it seeks to climb out of last place in English soccer’s Premier League.
Sunderland hired former Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill after firing Steve Bruce when the English Premier League soccer club went four matches without a win.
Martin O’Neill quit Aston Villa today to leave the soccer team without a manager five days before the start of the English Premier League season.
Giovanni Trapattoni left as manager of Ireland’s national soccer team after a second straight defeat all but ended the squad’s hope of reaching the World Cup finals.