Out of his Shel: How Damien Duff made the transfer from top player to League of Ireland manager
Former Chelsea and Ireland footballer Damien Duff overcame his initial shyness to become a direct and forthright personality. Shelbourne fans will be hoping he can put those traits to good use on the sidelines as his side takes on Derry City in the FAI Cup
Name and job: Damien Duff, head coach of Shelbourne FC
Appearance: blonde, usually scowling and often shouting
Newsworthiness: the former Ireland international football legend is coaching Shelbourne in the FAI Cup final today against Derry City
Even by the standard of the chants on League of Ireland terraces, the Shelbourne faithful’s ode to their new manager is more artless than most.
“In your head, he’s in your head, Duffer, Duffer,” it goes, ...