Former Aston Villa, Manchester City and Newcastle United shot stopper Shay Given is certain that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will sign a new deal at  the club thus taking him beyond the summer of 2023 when his current deal will expire. Shay Given talked about Pep and the possibility of signing a new City contract in a chat withtalkSPORT.

Shay Given made 50 appearances for Manchester City at the start of the takeover at the club many years ago andthe Irishman has retained an interest in the club since he left their playing roster.


After English Premier League outfit Everton sacked their underoerforning manager Rafael Benitez following a series of poor performances and unacceptable results, the Toffees were in dire need of a replacement. After the appointment of Benitez some months ago as a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti who left the club to return to take over at Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid, the opinions of Everton fans were divided. While some were unimpressed because he had previously managed the club’s fierce Merseyside rivals Liverpool in the past, some others were giving him the benefit of a doubt and wanted to see him do well.

But just like how things don’t always work out how we want or plan, Benitez was not able to turn Everton’s fortunes around and it eventually cost him his job in the process. Following series of defeats in the League and the last one before his sack, an embarrassing hike defeat to Huddersfield, it was clear that he had no idea how to make things better at the club and they sacked him as a result.


Young Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher will hugely benefit from a loan move according to former Premier League shot stopper Shay Given. Retired Republic of Ireland star Shay Given is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League era.

Given played for the likes of Newcastle United, Manchester City and Aston Villa in the Premier League before he retired. He discussed Liverpool shot stopper Kelleher and his need for a loan move in an interview with Premier Sport. According to him, Irishman Kelleher needs to knock on the door of his manager over a loan move. Shay Given advised him to approach Liverpool manager JurgenKlopp over a loan move during this winter transfer window.


Ex-Newcastle United, Manchester City and Aston Villa shot stopper has hailed the Arsenal recruitment team for the signing of Aaron Ramsdale who has been the best player at the club since he made his debut in the big win over West Brom in August.

Newly capped England international Ramsdale played his first Arsenal game during the Carabao Cup second round clash at English Championship side West Brom and he managed to keep a clean sheet on the way to the 6-0 thumping of the Baggies thanks to the goals from club skipper Pierre-EmerickAubameyang (three goals), Bukayo Saka, Nicholas Pepe and second half substitute Alexandre Lacazette.


Newcastle United legend Shay Given has told the new owners to target big names such as KylianMbappe and ErlingHaaland in the January transfer window.Shay Given talked about his former club and the transfer window while he was doing pre-match analysis for the Bein Sports ahead of the Premier League matchup between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park.

Struggling Newcastle United played hosts to Spurs in their first game after the club’s takeover was officially approved. Shay Given and other Newcastle United fans are delighted with the £300m Saudi-led takeover of the club and it is almost certain that they will sign some quality players in the January transfer window.


Chelsea legend Frank Lampard would love to manage Newcastle United according to club icon Shay Given. The ex-Newcastle United shot stopper talked about the managerial job at the club while he was on TalkSPORT earlier this week.

Steve Bruce is the current Newcastle United manager but he’s expected to lose his job in the coming days as per the various reports in the media after Saudi takeover of the club, orchestrated by businesswoman Amanda Staveley, was finalised last week. Bruce is expected to get around £7m as payoff if he’s sacked as expected in the British media. His assistant, Graeme Jones could be the one to take charge of the team for the visit of North London side Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend.


Shay Given began his career with the Celtic youth team before he left the Scottish Premiership giants to sign for Blackburn Rovers. In his first season as a Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper, the club won the Premier League title under the guidance of Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, who’s popularly known as King Kenny.

Tim Flowers was the first choice goalkeeper at Blackburn Rovers during their Premier League title-winning campaign. Shay Given was unable to displace him from the number one position following his arrival from Celtic. The Irishman spent two separate loan spells at Swindon Town as he was unable to secure a place in the Blackburn Rovers starting XI.


Former Premier League goalkeeper Shay Given has left his role as the first team coach at English Championship club Derby County.This is the latest in the long line of problems at the club.Derby County have been facing a lot of problems including the transfer embargo slammed on the club. Manager Wayne Rooney has not been able to work with a lot of players in preseason. He has just seven first team players at his disposaldue to the transfer embargo.

The Athletic revealed that Shay Given is a free agent after he failed to agree a new deal at Derby County.Given has been at Pride Park for three years.


Ex-Premier League goalkeeper Shay Given talked about his relationship with Italian tactician Roberto Mancini while he was at Manchester City. Shay Given gave details about Mancini and his troubled time at the Etihad Stadium in his autobiography Any Given Saturday.

Shay Given is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers to ever grace the Premier League where he played for Aston Villa and Newcastle United apart from Manchester City. According to him, Mancini fell out with everybody at the club from players to his backroom staff, kit man, press officers, physios, car park personnels, canteen workers etc.


Ex-Manchester City and Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given was in awe of the quality shown by Spanish international Ferran Torres during the Premier League game between hosts Newcastle United and Manchester City.

Shay Given was impressed with Torres who scored three goals as Manchester City beat the Magpies in a seven-goal thriller. It was the first game for Manchester City since they were confirmed as the Premier League champions and the aforementioned Torres showed his quality with his hattrick to lead a much changed City line-up to a 4-3 win over the Magpies. Manchester City were officially confirmed as the Premier League champions after Leicester City defeated second-placed Manchester United 2-1 away from home 72 hours before they faced the Magpies.