Former Republic of Ireland international Liam Miller has agreed to sign for Cork City. 

Miller capped 21 times for Ireland, 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 take part in pre-season training later in the month when he will officially sign for City. 

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.”

Cork City boss John Caulfield hailed the signing for Cork and described it as a major boost for the club: “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.”