Jason McAteer is a retired professional footballer, who represented the Republic of Ireland at international level.
Jason McAteer made his Irishman Abroad debut in December 2014 (Episode 64) and this week he makes his much-anticipated return to the show. The Ireland and Liverpool legend speaks with a refreshing honesty about his battle with his mental health and the journey that he has been on since he first spoke to Jarlath.  There’s a fascinating discussion on the different manager techniques in order to deal with the various personality traits of the players (14:00) and the one rule that players agree over-stepped the mark when it comes to ‘brutal’ dressing room banter where there is ‘no room for the weak’ (5:00). Jason also speaks openly about the breaking point for his own mental health (26:00) and the importance of really listening to someone who is opening up to you about their struggles (38:00). From what he believes is so special about the current Liverpool team (47:00) to a fascinating discussion on the challenges that face parents of millennials (45:00) and much more, this is a refreshing and honest conversation with a true gentleman of Irish sport. To hear Jason’s thoughts on the challenges facing the fallout of the FAI saga, the task facing Niall Quinn, how we can get more Irish players into the Premier League, why he doesn't regret getting Botox and his Liverpool regret, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of almost 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes. You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below. https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/an-irishman-abroad-by-jarlath-regan/id1101165812 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en_IE An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com. Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
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