Two additions to coaching staff
Sligo Rovers can announce that both Liam O’Brien and Joseph Ndo have joined the club’s coaching staff.
Liam O’Brien, 50, is a former Irish international with 16 caps. He began his career at Bohemians and after a few successful years at Shamrock Rovers he signed for Manchester United. He played at Old Trafford for two years before also playing for Newcastle United and Tranmere Rovers.
He began his coaching career as player-coach at Bohemians in 2000 and then had spells as assistant manager at both Bohemians, St. Pat’s and Shamrock Rovers. He was also Pat Fenlon’s assistant manager at Hibernian.
Ndo is a former Cameroon international with 21 caps and is well known to Sligo Rovers. He came to the League of Ireland in 2003 and signed for Rovers in 2010.
At the Showgrounds he won the League, three FAI Cups, the EA Sports Cup and the Setanta Sports Cup. He finished his playing career at the end of 2014 and has now begun his career as a coach.
Commenting on the appointments Owen Heary said: “It’s definitely good to have them both on board. Liam brings a lot of experience here. He has played at the highest level for clubs like Manchester United and Newcastle United and been an international with Ireland. He has also coached at a high level with Hibernians and brings plenty of experience to our staff.
“Joseph will bring some new ideas to the coaching side. He has only recently finished playing and will be able to bring that experience into coaching. I think that they can both bring a lot to the club and help improve results.”
Heary has worked under O’Brien while he was at Bohs and played alongside Ndo at Shelbourne: “I won the league while I played under Liam at Bohs so I know him well and how he works. He will add a lot in preparing players for games. I played with and against Joey many times so I know well how good he is and that is why I am bringing him in.”