Soccer Aid 2016: Niall Horan announced as ROW Assistant Manager

One Direction’s Niall Horan has signed up for Soccer Aid 2016 and will join forces with Premier League-winning manager, Claudio Ranieri, as Assistant Manager to the Rest of the World team.

The Irish singer-songwriter will be going head-to-head with fellow One Directioner, Louis Tomlinson, who is playing for England.

Niall says: "It's an absolute honour to be asked to be involved with such a fantastic charity and this game has become a major event on the calendar for the last 10 years. I'm absolutely delighted to be a part of the Rest of World team and Mr. Ranieri‚Äôs management team. We have a great team this year and I'm sure the boys are looking forward to the challenge. It's going to be a great week.‚Äù  

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