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O'Neill and Keane leave Republic of Ireland jobs by mutual agreement

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane have left their Republic of Ireland jobs by mutual agreement. Credit: PA

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and his assistant Roy Keane have left their jobs by mutual agreement.

O'Neill had been at the helm since 2013, leading the country to the last 16 of Euro 2016, and stands down by mutual consent after a disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign.

Assistant Keane and O'Neill's other chashing staff, Seamus McDonagh (goalkeeping coach), and Steve Guppy (assistant coach), have also left their roles following Monday's 0-0 draw with Denmark.

FAI President Donal Conway said: “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.