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21 Breathtaking Martin O’Neill Quotes

Martin O’Neill is a football manager from Northern Ireland and currently runs the Republic of Ireland national football team. With his own career dating from 1969 to 1985, O’Neill started managing teams as of 1987. With a long standing career, here is some of the best Martin O’Neill quotes ever documented.

“Anybody who is thinking of applying for the Scotland job in the next eight or nine years should go get themselves checked out by about 15 psychiatrists.”

“Disaster is around the corner. It is, it’s lurking, it’s incredibly negative. Am I thinking about the bad times ahead? Jesus, no. I’ve got to remain positive, I’m going to fight this negativity!”

“During the five years we played everyone to be perfectly honest and many a time we played referees an’ all.”

“He is possibly the most over-rated player in the world.”

“I don’t think I’ll ever calm down. I’m afraid that’s me. Honestly, I’ll just take one massive big ‘woof’ and I shall be gone. Heart – gone!”

“I felt that we couldn’t win the game. It was absolutely shocking.”

“I think Ashley Young is world class, Id put him in a bracket with Lionel Messi and Ronaldo”

“I think I’m the bad cop and he’s the bad, bad cop.”

“I think you can nearly lose your job in management if your tie doesn’t fit your suit.”

“I will calm down when I retire or die.”

“If you tell me we will win the league and not beat Rangers all season, then I would take it.”

“I’m told my name was being bandied about in FA corridors, and not for having a go at some referee, which was very nice.”

“I’ve not had to ask permission from Geraldine to take the job. I’m one of the few men in this life who are not under the thumb. I’m stronger than that.”

“Just when you feel like hauling him off and strangling hin, he gets some goal out of nowhere.”

“Ken Bates is a football cretin.”

“My youth coach told me he’d got these two great 15-year-olds. I told him I don’t want to know, because by the time they’re 18 I’ll be dead.”

“Neil Lennon wasn’t sent off for scoring a goal, and that’s what annoys me.”

“The best thing for them to do (Ireland) is to stay at 0-0 until they score the goal.”

“What sort of state do I leave Celtic in? Certainly a better state than I found them, and certainly a better state than you’re in.”

“Whatever you say about Fergus McCann, if this [Celtic Park] is the legacy, then I am absolutely delighted with it.”

“You cannot afford to rely on history, you have to make it.”

Here is one interview with Martin O’Neill as he discusses a new contract with the FAI.

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