Wednesday 17 January 2018

Mr Tayto looks to bag Ireland footy job

MARTIN O'Neill might be the hot favourite for the top job in Irish football. However, that won't stop some of the lesser-favoured candidates from giving it a go.

Paddy Power has the former Celtic manager at odds of 1/5 to succeed Giovanni Trapattoni, with Mick McCarthy at 6/1 and his nemesis Roy Keane at 18/1. The rank outsider is Mr Tayto at 500/1.

That hasn't stopped the crisp icon from offering his services to the FAI telling John Delaney that he could offer his spud-like services "as cheap as chips".

Mr Tayto admitted he has been eyeing up the job for some time.

"He's been vying for the job for a few years and will he hoping John Delaney chooses him," said a spokesman as Mr Tayto demonstrated his ball skills yesterday.

"Denis O'Brien wouldn't have to put any money on the table – he'd be as cheap as chips," added his spokesman.

Irish Independent

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