Celtic legend Martin O’Neill lands top LMA role

Legendary Celtic manager Martin O’Neill has landed a role as the Chairman of the League Managers Association. The 72-year-old has been voted by members to help support managers in England.

O’Neill excelled at Leicester City and won the League Cup there before taking the Celtic job in 2000. He led Celtic to three league titles, three Scottish Cups and a League Cup – and memorably all the way to the Uefa Cup Final in Seville in May 2003.

Following his departure from Celtic in 2005, O’Neill had successful spells with Aston Villa, Sunderland and Ireland. However his most recent role, a return to Forest, didn’t work out well.

It appears that O’Neill has moved away from management himself as he looks to help managers in England’s footballing pyramid cope with the challenges of the job.

As a player Martin O’Neill played a significant role on the right wing for Brian Clough and Peter Taylor who build a very special Nottingham Forest team that got promoted to the top division in England, then won the league before not only going on to win the European Cup but also to retain it the following season.

Incredible really a fairytale in English football to match Celtic’s triumph in Lisbon for Scottish football back in 1967.

Best of luck to MON in his new role.

Celtic Shorts Social Channels
Celtic Star Bookstore
Celtic Pools