Reading Football Club have announced that John O'Shea will return to the club as a First Team Coach ahead of the new season.
O'Shea retired, who retired as a player after Reading’s final game last season, will now work alongside Jose Gomes for the upcoming season.
The club was delighted to announce his appointment, having made a 'huge impact' as a player in the Championship in 2018/19.
"Reading Football Club are delighted to announce that John O’Shea has signed a contract which will see him return to RG2 as a First Team Coach following the curtain call of a highly decorated playing career in our final Championship game of the 2018-19 season,"
Gomes, on the other hand, paid a glowing tribute for the former Ireland international, labeling him a modest footballer.
“John is an intelligent, modest, positive, highly-respected individual who enjoyed a quite remarkable playing career. He competed at the very highest level and remained a model professional throughout - and he set a perfect example for our young players to follow last season. I am excited to work alongside him again, this time as a fellow coach and I’m delighted he has agreed to join us," he added.
O’Shea started his playing career at Manchester United in 1999 and enjoyed a trophy-laden time at Old Trafford before leaving in 2011.
He then joined Sunderland, where he spent six seasons until when he joined The Royals. The 38-year-old made a combined total of 803 senior appearances in all competitions for club and country.