He was a very good soccerball player many years ago. He played for a shit team, that became a great team with the help of Middle Eastern money. He held his own in that team for a bit, but got forced out by all of the crazy-money players that team got in. Also, even though he played well for the Republic of Ireland team, until he didn't any more, the Irish media treated him like a media whore, which was pretty disgraceful imo. And for all his skills on the pitch, he is a bit of a contrary dick. And certainly, his PR manager has a few questions to answer.
Now, years later, he's reappeared, which surprises no one.
I'm sure my succinctness is why I don't get a regular three hour gig on Off The Ball.