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.
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