On Days Like These
Martin O’Neill is one of the most fascinating and respected figures in football. In On Days Like These, he tells the story of his remarkable career.
'You'll never get your head out of this . . . The stories are fantastic' – John Motson
For the first time, Martin O’Neill reflects on one of the most varied and successful football careers in the British Isles. With a journey spanning over fifty years, Martin dives into the exhilarating highs of trophies, promotion and World Cup fights – and the painful lows of fan confrontations, boardroom drama, relegation scraps and getting fired.
Read fascinating stories from his journey as a player, his breakthrough with Distillery in Northern Ireland, to joining Brian Clough’s legendary Nottingham Forest team as it rose from the Second Division all the way to winning back-to-back European Cups.
Go behind-the-scenes on his international career for Northern Ireland, playing alongside and getting to know the Belfast Boy himself, George Best.
Then, Martin delves into his work as a manager, including his celebrated leadership of Celtic – retaking dominance from Rangers in his very first Old Firm match.
And on more recent times, lessons are learned in England – as he led Wycombe from Conference to the League, and Leicester City and Aston Villa to unprecedented highs – before joining forces with Roy Keane and taking the Republic of Ireland to the second round of the Euros for the first time in their history.
Written by Martin himself with his trademark honesty and humour, On Days Like These is an insightful and captivating autobiography from a true icon of football – and a must-read for any fans of the beautiful game.
You'll never get your head out of this . . . The stories are fantastic
John Motson, legendary football commentator
Brilliant . . . an entertaining read filled with fascinating stories, biting humour and searing honesty
The Belfast Telegraph
Every word of it is his . . . full of vim. Not to mention tales of conflict
The Daily Telegraph