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England manager Roy Hodgson
Giovanni Trapattoni has signed a contract with the FAI that will see him lead the Republic of Ireland into the 2014 World Cup campaign at the age of 75.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson (R) walks away after losing to Manchester City in their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England April 30, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR ?LIVE? SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.
Fao; Picture Desk 26th March 2012TV and radio presenter Gay Byrne launched Hearing Action Week - a national awareness campaign encouraging people to take action on their hearing loss conducted by Hidden Hearing in association with the Irish Deaf Society. Gay Byrne, who recently took action on his own hearing loss, is encouraging people to 'Change the Record' from awareness to action, highlighting that some people delay addressing the issue for up to 15 years. Log onto www.hearingactionweek.ie for more information. Picture Fennells
Engelbert Humperdinck is older still, he was born in 1936. But that won't stop him representing Britain and completing against Jedward in the Eurovision Song Contest later this month.
Warren Buffett, the 'Sage of Omaha', is regarded by many as the world's greatest investor. He is still at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway, his investment vehicle, at the age of 81. He announced last month that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh has for six decades being known as the voice of summer for his work as commentator on the Gaelic games. In 2010 he retired from broadcasting and his last All-Ireland commentary was for the All Ireland that year. However the 82-year-old has continued to work since – commentating on Celebrity Banisteor on RTE and as a GAA Ambassador travelling the world attending games in places like Singapore and Hong Kong. He is contracted to officiate at the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race finish in Galway this summer.
File photo dated 12/02/2012 of Sir Tom Jones, who has admitted that he regrets spending so many years covering up his grey hair. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 24, 2012. The Voice star, 71, surprised fans three years ago when he finally stopped colouring his trademark thick, curly locks. See PA story SHOWBIZ Jones. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Bruce Forsyth, who was knighted in last year, still presents 'Strictly Come Dancing' at the age of 84.
Patrick Moore, 89, is famous for presenting 'Sky at Night', the longest running television series with the same presenter. He was in the news again this week for saying 'The only good Kraut is a dead Kraut' he disclosed that he still hated the Germans, seven decades after his beloved fiancée was killed in a bombing raid.

Roy Hodgson, the new manager of the England football team, will still be working well past the normal retirement age – but he wont be the first...

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