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21st Nov 2018

Martin O’Neill is no longer the Republic of Ireland manager

Darragh Murphy

The Republic of Ireland have parted ways with Martin O’Neill.

The news comes on Wednesday morning after O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane held emergency talks with the Football Association of Ireland.

Pressure mounted on O’Neill after a dull Uefa Nations League campaign which saw Ireland relegated from their group.

O’Neill’s final game summed up his tenure as Ireland sputtered to a 0-0 stalemate in Denmark, meaning that for the first time in 22 years, Ireland had failed to score in four consecutive matches.

RTÉ report that Keane has joined O’Neill and left the international set-up by mutual consent.

O’Neill took charge of the Republic just over five years ago and while he managed to secure qualification to Euro 2016 and progress to the knockout stages in France but it has been a steady decline since the dramatic group game win against Italy.

Unrest in the camp intensified with reports of bust-ups between Keane and a number of senior players while every subsequent match has felt like no more than a stay of execution for O’Neill and his assistant.

The current favourite for the job is Mick McCarthy, who took charge of Ireland between 1996 and 2002. McCarthy most recently managed Ipswich Town and is currently odds-on for the Irish vacancy.

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