Cork City FC are delighted to announce that Republic of Ireland international Liam Miller has agreed a contract with the club.
The Ballincollig native, who has been capped 21 times at senior level, is returning to Leeside having represented a number of clubs in the UK including Celtic, Manchester United and Sunderland. In recent years, the midfielder has been plying his trade in the Australian A-League, where he was a member of the Brisbane Roar team which won the 2014 Grand Final.
The 33 year old is expected to join his new team mates for pre-season training later in the month, when he will be officially unveiled as a Cork City FC player. Speaking to CorkCityFC.ie about joining the club, Miller said: “I am delighted to be returning home. I will be proud to wear the Cork City jersey and do what I can for the team in front of all my family and friends. I am best mates with Mark McNulty; I played with both him and Colin Healy since Under 16s and have lots of good memories. I also know Billy Dennehy who I played with at Sunderland.”
The midfielder says he hopes to add experience to the side and when asked about his aim for the coming season, his answer was a short one: “To win the league.”
Cork City boss John Caulfield said he was delighted to be adding the experienced midfielder to his squad, stating: “We are delighted to sign Liam. Something developed over the last few weeks and it is a real marquee signing for us to get a player of Liam’s quality; he has been playing at the highest level in Australia, winning a league medal there last May. Having a Cork lad like Liam coming home is a major signing and a big boost for us at the start of pre-season. We are all looking forward to Liam coming in, we all know how good a player he is and it is a fantastic signing for us.”
“He has played in Europe with Celtic and Man United, and of course he has played internationally with Ireland as well, so he has huge experience, but, most importantly for me, he is still in peak condition, still at the top of his game and full of energy. His all round strengths mean he is going to be a fantastic addition to the squad and we are all looking forward to seeing him in training soon.”