Roddy Collins is a former footballer and manager and is one of the best-known figures in Irish football. In a twenty-year journeyman career, he played for nineteen different clubs in England, Ireland and Northern Ireland. As a manager, he led Bohemians, the club where he started as a player, to the League and Cup double in 2001. The following year, he was the subject of an RTE fly-on-the-wall documentary series, The Rod Squad, which covered his time in charge of troubled English side Carlisle United and which attracted a cult following. He is known for his outspoken views on football and especially the FAI. He writes a weekly column for The Star and has appeared as a pundit on RTE television and on radio. Born in Cabra in Dublin, he is a member of one of Ireland’s most famous sporting families, being the brother of former two-time world boxing champion Steve Collins and boxing coach Packie Collins.