Talk with Gerry Taggart and Matt Elliott about Leicester’s The Place, Life of Martin, and O’Neill in an original and special way.

In the most recent episode of the LCFC podcast, Leicester’s The Place, Martin O’Neill was the guest. MON is currently working as a commentator for many outlets, including Sky Sports and Talk Sport. He is at Burton Albion with a really unique mix of guys, with Wes Morgan and Nigel Clough also present to bring everything together.

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We all know that Martin O’Neill had a challenging beginning to his tenure as manager at Leicester, receiving less than favorable treatment during his first few months there. However, he was able to turn things around with a number of clever signings and some successful results, leading to a promotion after the play-offs in his first season in charge.

Bringing Leicester back into the Premier League after that

In particular, Matt Elliott was told how he was watched at both Scunthorpe and Oxford before signing with Leicester. Gerry Taggart and Matt Elliott are two players who had their best years in the game while playing for Martin O’Neill’s team. Both players were told the stories of how they were recruited by Leicester.

Martin O’Neill also gave insight in the decision of leaving Leicester, but with a switch we had no idea about, with a special bond to Celtic being given the key reason for that move to happen, and also given the Emile Heskey move as a reason that could have tipped the decision, but as Martin O’Neill said, done is done, those days are gone.

The transfers done by Martin O’Neill were mostly excellent work, bringing in Neil Lennon, Robbie Savage, Muzzy Izzet, Steve Claridge, Lee Marshall, Spencer Prior and Kasey Keller, later seeing brilliant additions in Steve Guppy and Matt Elliott as well as Gerry Taggart and what could have been if Stan Collymore had got more time under the legendary manager.

Lovely to watch and listen to as all those memories are well kept, both watching from over the sea and being present at games “live”, home and away.

Martin O’Neill was earlier this year linked with a return to management at Leicester, taking on the caretaker job at the club, but it was Dean Smith that was hired, and no talk of that, but still wondering what MON could have achieved, given the chance over the interim period, we will never know and it was not mentioned by in the show.


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