Breaking news – it appears Mick McCarthy has been offered the job.
Reports have suggested that McCarthy will arrive in Dublin at the weekend to sign a contract. Is this a step backwards??
Article frim tuesday
We have next manager betting for the Republic of Ireland after the news that Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have been sacked by John Delaney.
O’Neill oversaw 55 games for Ireland during a five-year period and enjoyed unforgettable wins over World Champions Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, Austria and Wales. He ran the best EUROs campaign in Ireland’s history and followed that by making it out of a tough group to reach the play-offs for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He used 65 players in that time, giving 28 of them their first senior caps.
FAI President Donal Conway said: “On behalf of the FAI Board, I would like to thank Martin, Roy, and the management team for their work with the Republic of Ireland team over the last five years.
“Martin ensured that we enjoyed some great nights in the Aviva Stadium and on the road in Lille, Vienna, and Cardiff, which were fantastic high points for Irish football.”
FAI Chief Executive John Delaney paid tribute to O’Neill by saying: “I would like to thank Martin, Roy, and the management team for the impact that they had with the Ireland team. There have been many highlights during Martin’s reign – none more so than EURO 2016 in France, which will live long in the memory of all Irish supporters.
“Martin did a great job guiding the team out of a difficult qualifying group – where we beat World Champions Germany along the way – to reach EURO 2016 and advance to the Last-16 following a historic victory over Italy in Lille.
“I wish Martin, and the management team, the very best for the future.”
The FAI Board will meet promptly to discuss the process of recruiting a new manager.
After not scoring a goal in the months, it was time for the lads to go especially with the draw for Euro2020 coming up in two weeks on the 2nd of December in Dublin
It looked a two horse race with former manager Mick McCarthy starting as odds-on favourite to take over from the protagonist O’Neill who took over the reins at Ireland in 2013 and led Ireland to qualification for Euro 2016, but Ireland got humiliated by Denmark in last years playoff
New favourite in the betting is Stephen Kenny at 8/11 with big gamble Sven Goran Eriksson into 10/1 from 33/1. Big Sam and Steve Bruce are 10s, Harry Redknapp is 25/1 but unless there is some way to get him out of the Australian jungle he wont be taking the job.
Here is the full betting from paddy power, click to have a bet
UEFA 2020 draw expected seedings:
France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, Spain, England, Croatia and Poland.
Germany, Iceland, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austria, Wales, Denmark, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Sweden.
Slovakia, Turkey, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Israel, Finland, Norway, Serbia, Bulgaria, Scotland
Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Hungary, Estonia, Cyprus, Slovenia, Romania, Lithuania and Georgia.
Macedonia, Belarus, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Gibraltar, Faroe Islands
Latvia, Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino, Malta