Former Irish international David Meyler has taken his first steps into coaching after he announced he had joined the Ireland U17 set-up.
The 30-year old recently retired from professional football after an ongoing knee injury.
The Corkman played for the Republic of Ireland 26 times and was handed the captain's armband on several occasions under Martin O'Neill. He spent the bulk of his playing days with Hull City while also playing for Cork City, Sunderland, Hull City, Reading and Coventry City.
Meyler announced the news on social media earlier today.
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Colin O’Brien's Ireland U17s started their European Championship qualifier campaign with a 6-0 win over Andorra earlier this week. They take on Montenegro on Friday.