We all people like to get information about the multiple popular faces and also celebrities whom we have been seeing daily on the TV screen or various kinds of books, magazines, and newspapers. Maybe, we have been knowing about their life from the gossip pages or we may also have been their fans for a very long period. They are very important part of our daily life and they also play a huge role in our lives to fill entertainment and excitement. One among them is Martin O’Neill who is an Irish football manager. At present, he is the manager of Republic of Ireland National Football Team.
At the beginning of his career, Martin was residing in his hometown Northern Ireland. He then moved to England and played in with Nottingham Forest. He had been capped 64 times for Northern Ireland National Football Team. Besides that, Martin has also managed Sunderland, Aston Villa, Celtic, Leicester City, Norwich City, Wycombe Wanderers, and Grantham Town. As joining the Aston Villa, he had achieved three consecutive sixth place finishes in English Premier League as well as he also guided them to 2010 Football League Cup Final. Martin has been earning a huge amount of salary and his net worth is estimated as $15 million.
Now let us get more familiar with O’Neill’s personal life biography that has been obtained from different sources. Martin is the native of Kilrea, Northern Ireland. He has now reached the age of 64 and he came into this world on 1st March of the year 1952. Although he is known by the name Martin O’Neill, his full name is Martin Hugh Michael O’Neill. He was born as the sixth child among nine children to his parents. His other siblings include four sisters and four brothers. His father was a founding member of the local GAA club Padraig Pearse’s Kilrea. He went to study at the St. Columb’s College, Derry and there, he played Gaelic football. After that, he got enrolled at the St. Malachy’s College located in Belfast.
Recently in March of 2016, O’Neill courted following comments that he made about the physical appearance of the players' female partners that were condemned as sexiest. After that, the same year in June, he was strongly criticised for using a derogatory term for describing LGBT people. Prior to that despite he never completed his degree, he remained an avid follower of criminology. Martin’s fascination started with James Hanratty case of 1961. Additionally, he had also worked in TV as an analyst for the BBC and ITV at World Cup, European Championship and on UEFA Champions League matches.
A popular and talented football manager stands tall at the height of five feet and ten inches, that is, 1.78 m. Martin is married to his wife Geraldine. There is no news found about when did the pair tie their knot. Additionally, he also has two children, both daughters, together with his wife. Apart from that, Martin supported Sunderland as well as Celtic. His favorite player was captain of Sunderland and centre?half Charlie Hurley who eventually won the Sunderland’s Man of the Century Award in 1979. The video of his interviews can be accessed from various sources.