Stephen Ireland is waiting still for a phone call, from Martin O’Neill. The soccer star has stated that he hasn’t been contacted by any of the new managers of Republic of Ireland, be it Roy Keane or O’Neill.
However, Stephen has confirmed that he isn’t sitting all day by his phone for the call since it’s Stoke City that remains the 1st priority for the star footballer.
The young footballer is of the belief that Keane and O’Neill are waiting to find how his squad career looks as the playmaker strives for the contract post the season termination.
“I haven’t been contacted by Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane”, revealed the 27-year-old. “I believe they are pretty aware of the stage where I’m at – hoping that I would win up a contract at Stoke & are simply leaving the entire matter to me. There is too much of stake for my family & myself now. My contract is going to expire by summer & I do not know what’s waiting for me or what my next chapter would be. I am hoping that it’s right here at Stoke.”
“With Ireland, my future looks pretty good”, continued Stephen. “There are a great host of young good players who are still left with few more years to continue with flamboyance- such as Shane Long, James McCarthy, Darron Gibson & Seamus Coleman. It’s a fantastic team on paper, Moreover, O’Neill and Keane are no less than geniuses”, added in the player.
Ireland’s career on the international front was almost revived many years back when Trapattoni was in the charge. But the break-the-ice meet at Manchester did not really go by the plan.
The playmaker is likely one among 4 Ireland internationals at Stoke’s team at Suinderland. However, the similar sum of money would be used to make space for Adam (Charlie) in the starting line which would be including Jon Walters, Glenn Whelan and Marc Wilson.