Martin O’ Neill And Roy Keane Leave The FAI

Martin O' Neill And Roy Keane

The Republic of Ireland are on the search for a new manager this morning after parting ways with Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane.

The decision came after a meeting last night in the UK between the association chief executive John Delaney and manager O’Neill.

Coaches Steve Guppy and Seamus McDonagh have also left, with Steve Walford resigning his position previously.


O’Neill has spent the last five years in charge of Ireland along with his assistant manager Roy Keane.

The pair have left their roles following Ireland’s terrible Nations League campaign.

The Boys in Green have failed to score a goal in their last four games, their worst run since 1996.


FAI President Donal Conway said in a statement this morning: “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.