Irish journalist says ONeill was sensitive to criticism

first_imgFormer Republic of Ireland manager clashed many times with RTÉ football correspondent Tony O’Donoghue while he was in charge of the national teamManager Martin O’Neill coached the Republic of Ireland from 2013 until today.He tried to deliver results in five years, failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.The only upside was he took Ireland to a victory against world champions Germany in 2016.But after his departure, RTÉ football correspondent Tony O’Donoghue talked about how he was too sensitive.Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“He’s a man who is sensitive to criticism and that’s just not to me or to RTE, but I mean, recently we haven’t had the live rights and I’ve seen him take offense to other reporters as well,” O’Donoghue said.“Right back through his career, when he was a player with Nottingham Forest, people would write letters to the local newspaper and he would take note of them and at the end of a good season with Nottingham Forest, he would write back to them.”“So he bears grudges and did not enjoy or take criticism, I suppose none of us take criticism lightly,” he added.“Again, that’s another reason he was determined, I would say, to stay on and improve or leave a better legacy in his wake as Republic of Ireland manager.”last_img

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