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Next Republic of Ireland manager: Who will replace Martin O'Neill? All the information you need on next Ireland manager odds

Martin O'Neill applauds the supporters after the Republic of Ireland's 1-0 win against Italy.

Next Ireland manager: Martin O'Neill has helped develop the Republic of Ireland into a formidable international outfit but who could actually replace the Euro 2016 hero should he leave before the expiration of his 2018 deal? We provide information on all of the likely candidates, including next Ireland manager odds, right here.



Team Status


Ireland celebrated one of their greatest victories at the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament in France. (Getty)
Having made their competitive debut at the 1924 Summer Olympics, the Republic of Ireland national team are just eight years shy from celebrating their centenary and they are in tremendous form as they approach their 100th birthday.

The first non-UK nation to defeat England, Ireland reached the quarter-finals of minor international tournament the European Nations Cup, in 1964 (losing to Spain) and enjoyed their most successful period under the tutelage of 1966 World Cup winner, Jack Charlton.

With Charlton managing the dugout, Ireland qualified for the 1988 European Championships and the FIFA World Cups in 1990 and 1994.

Most of the best Irish players came about in the last thirty years or so like Steve Staunton, Frank Stapleton, John Aldridge, Niall Quinn, Paul McGrath, Damien Duff, Shay Given and Robbie Keane but Ireland are also seemingly on the cusp of a renaissance period, with Shane Long in good goalscoring form.

The Boys in Green also have a tremendous support worldwide and have a global fan-base.

Current Ireland National Team Manager


O'Neill will be expected to guide Ireland into the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. (Getty)
Martin O’Neill

A two-time European Cup winner as a player, Martin O'Neill has developed into a highly successful football manager after rising up the league ladder with Wycombe Wanderers, Norwich City, Leicester City, Celtic and Aston Villa.

As a manager, O'Neill picked up a number of minor titles with Wycombe (Football Conference in 1993), with Leicester City (two time League Cup winner in 1997 and in 2000) and then won a hat-trick of SPL titles with Celtic where he also guided the Glaswegian giants to a UEFA Cup final in 2003.

O'Neill has only been in charge of Ireland for three years but guaranteed UEFA 2016 football for the Boys in Green via a play-off route and recently signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Aviva Stadium until the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

With O'Neill, Ireland have returned some memorable results and performances including a 1-0 win over Germany in a Euro 2016 qualifier on October 8, 2015 at the Aviva Stadium (thanks to a Shane Long strike), as well as a 1-0 triumph over Italy at the Euro 2016 finals in a last-gasp group stage win that sent the Irish into the knockout rounds. 

Next Ireland Manager Odds


O’Neill has job security with Ireland but when the time comes for him to step down, the most favourable next Ireland manager odds will likely be associated with Roy Keane.

Other candidates for next Ireland manager include Mick McCarthy (3/1), Chris Hughton (4/1), Owen Coyle (12/1), Brian Kerr (14/1), Robbie Keane (14/1), David O'Leary (16/1) and even Northern Ireland gaffer Michael O'Neill at 20/1.

Main Coaching Staff


Main Coaching Staff

NameRole
Roy KeaneAssistant Manager
Steve WalfordAssistant Manager
Steve GuppyCoach
Jim McDonaghGoalkeeping Coach


Key Influences - Who helps decide on the manager's future?


John Delaney, the FAI chief executive, has pledged in public to keep hold of Martin O’Neill for the long-term – a testament to how highly thought of he is in the eyes of the Football Association of Ireland.

Significant Previous Managers


Significant Previous Managers

NameTenure
Jack Charlton1986-1995
Mick McCarthy1996-2002
Giovanni Trapattoni2008-2013
Martin O'Neill2013-present


International Honours


No major honours.

Potential Future Ireland Managers and next Ireland Manager Betting Advice


Though bookmakers have published prices for a number of candidates to succeed Martin O’Neill, it is likely Roy Keane will be promoted from assistant manager to next Ireland manager.


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