Republic could turn to McCarthy

Mick McCarthy could be invited back for a second spell as Republic of Ireland manager after Giovanni Trapattoni's reign ended with World Cup disappointment.

In a radio interview, chief executive John Delaney pinpointed Ipswich manager McCarthy, former Republic midfielder Roy Keane and Northern Irishman Martin O'Neill as potential candidates, together with Leeds boss Brian McDermott and Norwich manager Chris Hughton.

"It will be interesting to see who puts their best foot forward. I think names like Mick (McCarthy), Brian McDermott, Chris Hughton, Roy Keane all come into the pot, Martin O'Neill of course.

Mick has done a very good job for Ireland and in England as well. We have to look at who can get the best out of the players available to us.

– Chief executive John Delaney.

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