With Robbie Keane weighing up an offer to come in as Jonathan Woodgate’s assistant at Middlesbrough — a move which, of crucial importance, he stresses, would allow him to continue in his role as a coach on Mick McCarthy’s Ireland staff — the 38-year-old Dubliner is on the brink of taking another step along the road he has long intended to follow, from playing to coaching and, ultimately, to management.
Thu, 13 Jun, 2019
Typically they feature dawn raids and search warrants; obscure provincial prosecutors with snappy wardrobes and an eye for publicity; pictures of sheepish young men emerging from police stations; extracts from mobile phone taps selectively leaked to the papers; condemnation and summary convictions; and then a five-year appeal process during which it emerges that everyone was doing it but the accused had the misfortune or the stupidity to be caught.
Tue, 29 May, 2012
GERMANY’S remarkable progress at this World Cup,built on a gamble to throw young talents from the Under 21s straight into the line of firing in South Africa, is now looking so impressive it could change the way other teams will approach the tournament in future.
Mon, 05 Jul, 2010