Roy Millar

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Frederick Roy Millar MBE is the Irish Football Association's director of coaching and former head coach of the Northern Ireland national under-21 football team. Born in Belfast, he previously played in the Irish League for Cliftonville F.C. and with Dundela F.C. in the old 'B' Division. Since joining the Irish FA as a coach in 1982 Millar has at some point taken charge of all youth teams from Under-16 to Under-19 and also the Northern Ireland B team and the Northern Ireland Elite (Under-19) squad that takes part in the Milk Cup.

On 29 April 2008 the Irish FA announced a restructuring of their coaching framework with Millar stepping down from his role as Northern Ireland Under-21 coach. At the same time Mal Donaghy and Kenny Shiels also left their positions as Under-19 and Under-17 teams respectively.[1] Millar retained his position as Director of Coaching through to 2009.

Millar was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.[2]

An investigation revealed that, in 2007 and 2008, Millar had accepted payments from unwitting candidates for worthless Irish FA coaching certificates.[3]


  1. ^ "IFA Story". Irish FA official site ( Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59282. p. 19. 31 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Scandalous IFA Cop Out". Retrieved 2012-11-11.