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Next Ireland manager?0 Replies 300 weeks
The FAI are once again in the market for a national team boss having failed to reach a major tournament since 2002.
Here are some of the contenders to replace Steve Staunton following the end of his reign with Ireland.
The current favourite for the job having been out of work since departing Aston Villa in July 2006. The Dubliner was a firm favourite as a player and was renowned for his calm and cultured performances as a centre-half, but has endured mixed fortunes as a manager. Managed Leeds United and led them to the Champions League semi-final before their demise, but had less success with Aston Villa and was eventually replaced there by Martin O'Neill after losing the faith of the fans and players. Hasn't worked since and would be interested in the position.
Popular amongst fans and players alike, O'Neill managed at Wycombe Wanderers, Norwich City, Leicester City and Celtic and is currently manager of Aston Villa. He came to prominence manging an unfashionable Leicester City side and leading them to, and then consolidating their position in the Premiership. He also led them to two League Cup final victories. He left Leicester in 2000 to take over at Celtic and won the domestic treble in his first season in charge, while he also guided them to the UEFA Cup final in 2003. He left the club in 2005 to care for his wife Geraldine, but has since taken over at Villa and has been linked to many high profile jobs since coming back into football, including the England job.
The Republic of Ireland under-21 team manager has been put in temporary charge and is well acquainted with the FAI and the politics of Irish football. However, Givens' side are labouring in the European qualifiers having failed to pick up a point from the two games so far. Givens played firstly for Manchester United where he featured just just five times before moving to Luton Town. He also played for Q.P.R. for many years, before his career took him to Birmingham City, AFC Bournemouth, Sheffield United and Neuchatel Xamax.
It is highly unlikely that the Corkman would even consider the position due to his involvement with Sunderland and the start he has made to his managerial career there. His controversial relationship with the FAI as a player would also be an obstacle, while his relationship with the fans remains split following the controversial end to his involvement with the 2002 World Cup squad after a bust-up with then boss Mick McCarthy. Last season was his first in charge of Sunderland and he took the club from 23rd in the Coca-Cola Championship to the top of the table by the end of the season. Now in the Premiership and with the backing of the Sunderland board, Keane looks unlikely to leave Wearside before he completes his job there.
The Dunfermline boss' position with the Pars is less than stable after he failed to avoid relegation from the SPL last season before making a horrid start to this campaign. However, he is one of a rare breed of Irishmen currently in management and could be an outside candidate. He became the youngest manager in National League history when he took over Longford Town at the age of 27 and led them to the League of Ireland Premier Division, while also reaching an FAI Cup final. He also managed at Bohemians before taking over at Derry City and turning them into Championship contenders and subsequently leading them into Europe.
Is the current head coach of the Finnish national team and a regular in dispatches when it comes to discussing international managers. He has extensive appearance in European football including spells with Inter Milan, Switzerland and Blackburn. He was also a member of UEFA's technical study group at the European Championships, and is a member of the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) at the 2006 World Cup.
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-----Ireland seek independent help------
Friday, 2 November 2007 18:35
An independent consultant has been appointed to investigate Ireland's calamitous World Cup.
The Irish Rugby Football Union has set up a review group to oversee the process with the IRFU Committee ready to act on the findings.
Brian Porteous of Genesis Consulting will lead the evaluation and has been given permission to canvas the players for their views via questionnaires and interviews.
Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan will also be asked to give his verdict on the nation's dismal group exit from the World Cup.
IRFU chief executive Philip Browne said: 'This will be a very thorough procedure.
'The review is designed to professionally and methodically assess performance in all aspects of our preparation and participation in the World Cup.
'It is also there to identify the lessons that can be learnt for the future.'
Work has already begun on the review, which is expected to take a 'matter of months' to complete in order not to 'compromise the integrity of the process'.
Ireland are still reeling from their abysmal performance in the World Cup's 'group of death'.
They arrived in France with genuine ambitions of reaching the semi-finals but instead finished third in their pool, a stupefying nine points behind winners Argentina.
Big name players such as Ronan O'Gara and Gordon D'Arcy failed to produce as Ireland lurched from one disappointment to another on the pitch.
But it was O'Sullivan's reputation that took the greatest battering with the failure to inspire his misfiring players and refusal to make major changes to the team attracting intense criticism.
Browne gave O'Sullivan his backing after the tournament and whatever the finding of the review, he is likely to remain in charge for the Six Nations.
But it is hard to see the 48-year-old surviving a poor spring.
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Come the day
And come the hour
Come the power and the glory
We have come to answer
Our country's call...
From the four proud provinces of Ireland
Together standing tall
Shoulder to shoulder
We'll answer Ireland's call.
From the mighty
Glens of Antrim
From the rugged hills of Galway
From the walls of Limerick
And Dublin Bay
From the four proud provinces of Ireland
Hearts of steel
And heads unbowing
Vowing never to be broken
We will fight, until
We can fight no more...
For the four proud provinces of Ireland.
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Euro 2008 here we come!!!
Final game at Landsdown road was played on the 16th of November where the boys in green put on put 5 past San Marino. The new home of Irish soccer shall be in Irelands main GAA ground Croke Park and the opening game there is against Wales in March. The Irish crowd is expected to rise from 36,000 to almost 89,000 for the first game there.....
Nickname: The Boys in Green
Association Football Association of Ireland
Head coach: Steve Staunton (2006-)
Asst coach: Sir Bobby Robson (2006-)
Captain: Robbie Keane
Most caps: Steve Staunton (102)
Top scorer: Robbie Keane (29)
Home Stadium: Croke Park
FIFA code: IRL
FIFA ranking: 49
Highest FIFA ranking: 5 (August 1993)
Lowest FIFA ranking 57 (November 199
Elo ranking: 22
Italy 3 - 0 Ireland (FAI) (21 March 1926)
Largest win: Republic of Ireland 8 - 0 Malta(16th November 1
Steve Staunton regin as manager:
Record-P:7 W:2 D:1 L:4
International Freindly-Ireland v Sweden 3-0
International Friendly-Ireland v Chile 0-1
International Friendly-Ireland v Netherlands 0-4
Euro 2008 Qualifier-Germany v Ireland 1-0
Euro 2008 Qualifier-Cyprus v Ireland 5-2
Euro 2008 Qualifier-Ireland v Czech Republic 1-1
Euro 2008 Qualifier-Ireland v San Marino 5-0
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