In today’s Sport, John McNeilly reveals how a day in life in the Football Manager world can be very different to what you would expect from a manager in the traditional sense.
He explains why it’s important to consider the personalities involved in a football club and how a manager can help or hinder the success of a team.
McNeilly also shares the key lessons he’s learned about managing a football team from his time at Celtic and how he used the experience to develop his own unique approach.RTE Radio: The team and the coach John McNeill joins the show to discuss the players and the players’ roles, why he thinks Celtic were the best team in the Premier League, how the players interact with each other and what he hopes to achieve with Celtic in the future.
Reece Hunter is back with the show from London and he’s joined by John Mcneilly to talk about his experience as a player and a coach at Celtic, the challenges he faced as a manager, and what the future holds for him as a coach.
RTE Radio podcast: John McNEILLY’S VIEW of the job as a football coachJohn McNeills thoughts on the job he did at Celtic as a footballer, what he learnt about working in a team and what his future holdsJohn Mcneillies thoughts on coaching a team as a wholeJohn McNEILAKs thoughts on what it was like to manage Celtic, his memories and his coaching experience.
John McNeill is the co-founder and managing director of Rangers Football Club.
He joined the club in 2002, taking over as their first manager in October 2002 and guiding them to their first ever League Cup Final.
The former Celtic striker has been involved with the club since its inception in 2007 and guided the club to promotion to the Premier Division in the 2010/11 season, and they went on to win the UEFA Cup in the summer of 2011.
Rangers reached the Europa League Final in the 2012/13 season, with McNeill’s side falling to AC Milan in the final.
McNeill has been at the helm of Rangers since the club became an independent club in 2015, and was part of the Rangers’ managerial staff during the 2015/16 season.
He joined Celtic as the club’s Director of Football in August 2020 and has overseen the club through the difficult times they’ve been through since then, leading the club into the Scottish Championship, Scottish Cup, Scottish FA Cup, European Cup Winners Cup and UEFA Europa League.
In his first season as the Rangers boss, McNeiller guided the team to the League Cup semi-finals and the Scottish Cup final, and the club won the UEFA Champions League in the second round of the season.
McNeil has been a part of a number of Scottish football clubs including Rangers, Celtic and Rangers Park, and helped Celtic to their highest domestic league position in their history.
He is a Scottish Football Association Coach of the Year, a Scottish League Manager of the Season, a Scotland Football Association Manager of a Best XI and a Scottish FA Coach of a Year.
Roughing it out on the pitch, McNeil was voted the best manager in Scotland by Sportsmail.
In March 2019, he was appointed the Manager of Scottish Football in the Dons’ first ever full-time job, and has been part of their coaching staff since.
McNEILLYS views on football and football managementMcNeills is one of the most respected football managers in the world and his achievements speak for themselves.
He has led Celtic from the start of the century to the present day, and he has helped Celtic win more domestic titles and European Cups than any other club in the Scottish Premiership, the Scottish League and the FA Cup.
McMneillys managerial career is also legendary.
In 1995, he became the first coach in Scottish Football history to win a trophy as a club.
He was also the first manager to win Scottish League titles and FA Cups.
McMcNeillys first managerial job was at Rangers Park from 2000-03, and took them to the 1995/96 Scottish Cup Winners’ Cup Final and their first Scottish Premier League title in 2003.
In his final year at Celtic he guided the side to their best-ever domestic league finish in 2006, and Celtic won the European Cup.
He was the first Scottish manager to succeed at Celtic Park and led the club from 2000 to 2004, guiding the club as the only club to win an overall domestic league title in the same season and the first club to do so since the formation of Celtic in 1992.
McNelly also spent four years as an assistant manager at Celtic from 2007-08, before taking charge at Celtic in 2013.
He led the side through their early years under McNeill, and it was during his time there that he was the youngest manager to ever manage Celtic.
In 2013, he helped Celtic reach the League Championship and reach the semi-final of the Europa Cup, and his success in managing the