Martin O’Neill is the current coach of Republic of Ireland but the Northern Irish manager has a very extensive managerial career that has seen him taking charge of a number of clubs including: Celtic, Grantham Town, Norwich City, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Leicester City.
The 64 year old manager took charge of Leicester City from 1995 until 2000 and during this period of time, he snatched the Football League Cup and also won the Football League First Division play-offs during the season of 1995-96.
These titles were fairly significant for Leicester City as they were notable accomplishments that Martin O’Neil sealed during his time coaching the English club but Claudio Ranieri has taken things to a completely new level as the Greek coach guided Leicester City to a Premier League win as he marked his name in the history-books of the club.
Republic of Ireland’s Martin O’Neill had a few things to say concerning the historic season of his former club, Leicester City as the Irish manager said: ‘’It is absolutely extraordinary. The team has lost three games. That, in itself, is a fantastic achievement. Leicester City has shown the way, shown how it can be done and great credit to all of them. To the players, the manager who has been terrific, the back room staff that have assembled the team. It’s been a team effort from start to finish.”
“When you consider who they had to take on in Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham and the vast sums of money these clubs have spent on players and managers, it’s just one hell of a story. It’s certainly the biggest and best story I have ever seen in all my time in sport.”
One of the standout stars of Leicester City has been Jamie Vardy as he has scored 22 goals in 34 appearances and this attracted the attention of Martin O’Neill as the head coach told his assistant Steve Guppy to find out if Vardy was eligible to perform with the Republic of Ireland national side and unfortunately for Martin O’Neill it was later revealed that Vardy was not eligible to perform with the Irish national side.