Martin O’Neill is a household name in professional football. Born in Derry, he spent most of his playing career with Nottingham Forest, playing under the legendary Brian Clough and winning the European Cup twice in 1979 and 1980. Martin was capped sixty-four times for the Northern Ireland national football team and captained the team at the 1982 World Cup.
O’Neill has managed Grantham Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Norwich City, Leicester City, Celtic, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Nottingham Forest. He guided Leicester City to the Football League Cup Final three times, winning twice. As Celtic manager between 2000 and 2005, he led that club to seven trophies including three Scottish Premier League titles and the 2003 UEFA Cup Final. After joining Aston Villa he achieved three consecutive sixth-place finishes in the English Premier League and guided them to the 2010 Football League Cup Final.
Martin became Republic of Ireland manager in 2013 and led them to qualification for the 2016 UEFA European Championship for the third time in the nation’s history, beating the reigning world champions in the process.
In a public interview with Dr Brian Murphy, Martin O’Neill will discuss his extraordinary career in football, his recently published memoir On Days Like These and his perspective on the new football season.