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It's Ireland boss Martin O'Neill's birthday, so here are 7 of his best put-downs

Robbie Williams, Vitor Baia and Paolo Di Canio have all been on the receiving end of the Irishman’s wit.

IT’S MARTIN O’NEILL’S birthday, and the FAI have made this special cake for the occasions…

And to celebrate ourselves, we’ve compiled a list of his best put downs…

1. Vitor Baia

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O’Neill was not impressed by Porto’s antics during the 2003 UEFA Cup final.

2. Paolo Di Canio

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There is no love lost between O’Neill and his successor at Sunderland.

3. Patrick Vieira and Fabio Cannavaro

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O’Neill confirms that he was, in fact, once a footballer, in memorable fashion.

4. THAT “shocking” decision

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The Irishman was not best pleased following Celtic’s controversial Champions League loss to Juventus.

5. Tony O’Donoghue

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O’Neill does not take kindly to reporters’ poor demeanours.

6. Robbie Williams

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O’Neill is a big fan of ‘Angels’ among other Robbie Williams tunes.

7. Roy Keane

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The Ireland made some wry remarks when asked about his assistant’s eventful 2014.

Ever wonder where he gets it from? Don’t forget O’Neill was managed by the king of put-downs — Brian Clough.

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