By Laura Butler
WESTLIFE’S Nicky Byrne has joined Giovanni Trapattoni’s critics in suggesting Ireland needs a new manager.
The singer insisted the time for 73-year-old Trapattoni to step down has come.
“I think Trap’s done great, but I would like to see somebody else come in, pretty soon. Somebody like Harry Redknapp would be great because the players would know him, get on with him, understand him and when you’ve a happy squad, you get results.
“I think it would be good to see someone else at the helm now,” he said.
“I’m not a footballer at the end of the day. But for me, it’s blatant to see that there are a lot of young lads that could be coming through (but) are being left out,” added Byrne.
The 33-year-old was speaking at a screening of upcoming RTE series, ‘Football’s Next Star’, in Dublin yesterday.
The series features 10 young Irish footballers compete for a contract at Celtic Football Club’s Youth Academy, with one player sent home every week.
The opening episode will air on RTE Two on October 5.
Credit/Source: independent.ie | westlife.gr