Setanta’s team of pundits for the 2007/2008 season is continuing to grow. In the past few months, they announced that Steve McClaren
McManaman, Angus Young and Steve Bower will join the Irish company.

Setanta has added Les Ferdinand to their ranks and The Guardian is reporting that Emmanuel Petit is in talks with Setanta.

At the same time that all of these deals are happening, current Setanta pundit Pat Dolan — the rotund colleague of Paul Dempsey who we saw on Setanta this past season — has been named manager of Derry City, a team in Ireland.

It’s not clear at this time whether Dolan’s appointment at Derry City means the end of his pundit job at Setanta.

While Setanta has been busy expanding its stable of pundits, the Irish broadcaster has surprisingly been quiet in its pursuit of quality commentators. There are rumors on the message boards that Setanta is in talks with Ian Darke, which would be an excellent coup for Setanta if they’re able to add the Englishman.