Packie Bonner has just been released from his six figure salary with the Football Association of Ireland and admits he will consider any suitable job offer.
Last night Packie, 50, admitted “I’m in limbo at the moment. There’s nothing happening at the minute. If something comes up, I’ll consider it. I’m wide open to anything.
“I have huge experience and a huge amount of knowledge and I’ll see what comes up.”
The big Keadue man turned down the chance of a lesser-paid ‘meet and greet’ role with the FAI after they refused to renew his goalkeeping coaching contract.
Bonner had been on a salary of more than €200,000 as a technical director for the past number of years.
But sweeping changes at FAI headquarters saw a number of roles axed by management led by FAI boss John Delaney.
The former Celtic and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper says he is now just enjoying a bit of time with his family at his Glasgow home.
“It’s good to spend a bit of time with my family, too, to get back to some sort of normality and family life,” he said.
Although he has been approached in the past to stand as an MEP for Fianna Fail, it’s believed Bonner has turned down another approach to stand in the forthcoming general election.
A source close to Fianna Fail confirmed he had been sounded out but was not interested.
“Packie would stand a very good chance of being elected because not only is he a sporting hero, he’s a good guy as well.
“He had been approached before and was sounded out a few months ago but it is understood he hadn’t changed his mind. Obviously he would be an asset to any political party,” said the insider.