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#Patrick O'Connell

# patrick-oconnell - Sunday 20 May, 2018

How a former Manchester United and Ireland captain died penniless Fall From Grace This post contains videos

How a former Manchester United and Ireland captain died penniless

Patrick O’Connell also managed Barcelona and Real Betis, and is the only coach to guide the latter to a league title.

# patrick-oconnell - Sunday 12 November, 2017

The Irishman who was 'better than George Best' and other little-known stories Green Shoots This post contains videos

The Irishman who was 'better than George Best' and other little-known stories

Author and journalist Michael Walker chats to The42 about some of the game’s pioneers.

# patrick-oconnell - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'Patrick O'Connell is very respected here but the man who saved Barcelona? It's a myth, really'

The Irishman is seen as a saviour of the Catalan giants but is it a fair reflection of what actually happened?

# patrick-oconnell - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

The Irishman who helped save Barcelona finally gets a proper grave

The Irish footballing legend also lined out for a number of clubs including Belfast Celtic and Man United during his playing days.

# patrick-oconnell - Thursday 31 December, 2015

The forgotten story of the Irishman who helped save Barcelona from extinction

Patrick O’Connell was honoured in conjunction with last night’s Real Betis-Barcelona match.

# patrick-oconnell - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

A legendary Irish coach was honoured by Barcelona tonight

The Dubliner was also a former Man United player who died in poverty.

# patrick-oconnell - Friday 25 October, 2013

Ever hear the story of the Irish manager who saved Barca during the Spanish Civil War?

Patrick O’Connell is a legend in the eyes of the club’s followers.