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.
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 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.
Gerard Houllier , who coached Liverpool to the F.A. Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup soccer titles in 2001, was appointed as Aston Villa manager.
Martin O’Neill was fired as Sunderland manager with the club fighting relegation in English soccer’s Premier League.
Former Swindon Town soccer coach Paolo Di Canio is to have talks with Sunderland over its managerial position after the dismissal of Martin O’Neill, Sky Sports reported.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.