7 things we learned from John Delaneys Sky Sports interview

first_img4. Delaney would like to see an All-Ireland teamHaving a united Irish teams is “inextricably linked to a solution for the whole island”, he says. Responding to Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill, who questioned players switching allegiance, Delaney added that they only pursue players who want to play for the Republic.5. European Cup winner Shay Brennan lived with the DelaneysThe former Manchester United and Ireland full-back spent a couple of years with them in Tipperary while John was a child.6. Clones Town FC will name their ground after himHow do you like the sound of ‘John Delaney Park’?7. He calls his 10-year-old twins every morningThe final few moments show Delaney the family man phoning his kids before they go to school.Watch the Sky Sports interview in full hereLast night’s MNS: The Luas Derby, red cards and Nutsy meets MON 1. His nickname is ‘the Godfather’Really? Who calls him that??2. Delaney wasn’t much of a player in his day“Technically he wasn’t great”, according to someone who seems to be an old team-mate. “He’d rather go through you than around you.”3. He claims he was offered a job elsewhere for more money than he’s on with the FAIAccording to the FAI chief, he turned down a salary worth three times the €340,000 he currently earns with the association because he’s “happy in his job”.last_img read more