Just days after his international retirement John O’Shea has joined David Meyler at Reading.
The 37 year old former Manchester United and Sunderland defender has signed a 12 month contract with the Royals.
O’Shea says he is looking forward to working with manager Paul Clement, who had a spell with the Irish Under 21s.
The 37-year-old, who had a highly decorated spell at Manchester United is out of contract at Sunderland and will join the Championship Royals on July 1.
Reading boss Paul Clement said: “John has played and won at the very highest level — he has won five Premier League titles, been part of a European Cup-winning side and earned 118 caps for his country.
“He will bring us fantastic levels of experience and proven leadership qualities.”
O’Shea played 40 times for the Black Cats last season, but could not help them avoid relegation to League One.