Former trainer Brendan Powell to join the powerful Joseph O'Brien team

RECENTLY retired trainer Brendan Powell has revealed he will join Joseph O'Brien's powerful team.

The 59-year-old, who rode Rhyme 'N' Reason to win the Grand National in 1988, announced on Tuesday he was handing in his training licence.

And it has not taken him long to find a new job, confirming on Sky Sports Racing's Racing Debate programme that he will return to Ireland for a "fantastic opportunity".

Powell said: "I've been to Ireland a couple of times in the last month or six weeks and I popped into Joseph O'Brien's a few times.

"I went over there again on Friday and I'm going to go and join him.

"Joseph has a big yard and he's going places. I've had a few mornings there and it's fantastically run with great staff.



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"Joseph, I think, wants to spend more time in the yard, so I'm going do a lot of the racing and hopefully look after some owners and syndicates.

"I'll be in the yard on a morning – hopefully when the horses are schooling."

He added: "There'll be a lot of travelling and a lot of racing especially, which I do enjoy.

"It looks a fantastic opportunity. I never thought I'd go back to Ireland to live, as much as I love it there, because I've been here since 1977.

"I've got to an age now when I need to do something where the pressure is off. I'm really looking forward to it."

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