As you’d imagine, Gift Grub’s take on the O’Neill/Keane appointment is simply superb.
FAI Chief Executive John Delaney has confirmed that the appointment of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as the new Irish management is imminent with an unveiling expected on Saturday. Contracts are in the final stages of being drawn up. The fact that both are away on punditry duty with ITV has postponed the signing but everything should be in place by the weekend.
Saddled with paying for the Aviva Stadium and with the spotlight continuing to focus on its finances, the Football Association of Ireland is in a healthier state than might be perceived, as Sport for Business recently reported.
About three weeks ago Poland’s men’s volleyball team crashed out of the Olympic Games at the quarter-final stage. Odds on for the gold medal, their failure sparked a tidal wave of criticism at home. The debate soon turned to discussion of the Irish football fans as the Polish asked why they coudn’t follow the example set by the Green Army at Euro 2012. We wonder if they’d ask the same question this week.
John Delaney reflects on the 2014 World Cup draw for Ireland. The FAI chief also pointed out that Giovanni Trapattoni has coached in both Germany and Austria.
Such was FAI chief John Delaney’s desire to see Sligo Rovers host their upcoming Europa League tie at the Showgrounds, he has vowed to stump up his own money to ensure the stadium meets UEFA requirements.
THE Football Association of Ireland has announced a series of redundancies and wage cuts today.