Aviva Stadium

Next Game

Rep Ire v England

Sunday, 07 June 2015, 13:00

International Match

Aviva Stadium

Last Game

Rep Ire 1 - 1 Poland

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group D

King named interim Irish boss

Republic of Ireland U21 coach Noel King has been put in temporary charge of the senior side while a replacement for Giovanni Trapattoni is sought.

Last Updated: 23/09/13 at 22:15 Post Comment

Noel King: Stepping up from U21 role

Noel King: Stepping up from U21 role

The Football Association of Ireland's Board of Management held a meeting on Monday night to discuss the ongoing process of appointing a new manager.

And the board decided the best way forward is a "comprehensive assessment of the market" - to be undertaken by former Ireland midfielder Ray Houghton and the FAI's High Performance Director Ruud Dokter.

Houghton was partly responsible for the appointment of Trapattoni, the veteran Italian who secured qualification for Euro 2012 but was sacked this month following successive World Cup qualifying defeats to Sweden and Austria.

Ireland's chances of reaching Brazil are all-but dead, and the FAI sees no reason to rush into an appointment.

Martin O'Neill remains a strong favourite with the bookmakers, but any chance of a quick appointment now appears dead.

Instead King, who has worked with the likes of James McCarthy and Seamuis Coleman in his U21 role, is in line to lead the senior side into their final Group C games against Germany and Kazakhstan.

Harry McCue will assume King's U21 duties for October's European Championship double-header against Romania.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter lies low as David Cameron joins opposition to FIFA president's re-election

Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting in Zurich on Thursday morning as David Cameron joined those calling for his head.

David Cameron says that Sepp Blatter should quit FIFA

Prime Minister David Cameron has supported calls for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to quit.

Greg Dyke: Prince Ali can beat Sepp Blatter in FIFA vote

Greg Dyke has told Sky Sports News HQ Sepp Blatter can be beaten if FIFA's presidential election goes ahead on Friday.

Mail Box

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

Vidic Is Part Of United's 'Budget XI'

We have post-2000 budget XIs on behalf of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs. Plus gaelic football, FIFA, more awards and the majesty of Il Fenomeno...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company