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.
Mick McCarthy, former manager of the Republic of Ireland, joined Ipswich Town on a contract that runs until mid-2015, the club said.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
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.
Wolverhampton Wanderers fired manager Dean Saunders after the club was relegated to League One, the third level of English soccer. Kenny Jackett resigned at Millwall.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Wolverhampton Wanderers fired coach Mick McCarthy a day after the English Premier League club slipped into the relegation zone following a 5-1 home defeat to West Brom.
Manchester United beat 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-0 to establish a four-point lead atop English soccer’s Premier League and push its opponent to last place in the standings.