Gambling in soccer goes to the highest levels – involving national associations and managers. That much is clear from the saga involving Michael O’Neill and the Irish and Scottish Football Associations.
The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland managers, despite offers of club and other international jobs, could meet again in Belfast and Dublin for matches in the new Uefa Nations League after the draw in Switzerland.
Ladbrokes Premiership: Partick Thistle 1 Celtic 2 CELTIC manager Brendan Rodgers needed no reminder of Leigh Griffiths' prowess after the striker came off the bench to inspire the Hoops to a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle.
Danske Bank Premiership: Cliftonville 3 Dungannon Swifts 0 JANUARY is a taxing month for many, and Cliftonville manager Barry Gray can’t wait until it’s over after a busy couple of days, both on and off the pitch at Solitude.
Danske Bank Irish Premiership: Clfitonville v Dungannon Swifts (today, 3pm) CLIFTONVILLE’S double league winning defender Marc Smyth has slated the Irish League's youth coaching philosophy and as a result he believes leaders are becoming harder to find.