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Sierra Leone: How Ebola outbreak cost Johnny McKinstry his job

Sierra Leone: How Ebola outbreak cost Johnny McKinstry his job

Johnny McKinstry is on the final leg of a remarkable journey. It began when he left behind a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle for the wonder and wastelands of Sierra Leone five years ago. It will end when he walks through the front door of the family home in Lisburn, Belfast for Christmas, having lived through an incredible time in modern history...

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COACHTALK: Johnny McKinstry

COACHTALK: Johnny McKinstry

My ambition has always been to coach at the highest level – the Premier League, the Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A. I want to achieve something in those leagues. Not just to work in them,....

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Quotes: What the media say

  • The figures do not lie. The six matches on McKinstry’s watch have been World Cup or Cup of Nations qualifiers. They have lost one.

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    the guardian
  • McKinstry has experienced much more than the average coach his age. His career has gone from strength to strength, starting in Northern Ireland and England, then via America to West Africa eventually.

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    Damien Edgar Backpage Football
  • McKinstry made an impressive start, losing just one of his first six matches and leading Sierra Leone into the top 50 of Fifa's world rankings, above Northern Ireland, the Republic, Cameroon and Senegal.

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    Ben Smith BBC Sport
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