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Republic of Ireland: McCarthy named manager with Kenny taking over in 2020
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Republic of Ireland: McCarthy named manager with Kenny taking over in 2020

Mick McCarthy has been named Republic of Ireland manager but will be succeeded by Stephen Kenny after the Euro 2020 campaign.

The news of the surprise succession process, which broke on Saturday evening, was confirmed by the Football Association of Ireland on Sunday.

Kenny has been appointed Under-21 boss but will take the main job in 2020.

McCarthy, who will be starting his second stint as manager, will give a news conference on Sunday afternoon.

Kenny is not scheduled to speak to the media until Monday.

The Republic job became vacant after Martin O’Neill’s departure on Wednesday.

McCarthy, 59, said that he was “excited and honoured to be back with the Republic of Ireland”.

The new manager confirmed the widely expected news that Terry Connor and the Republic’s all-time leading goalscorer Robbie Keane will be his assistant coaches.

“I’m delighted to have Terry Connor, a trusted colleague and excellent coach, and Robbie Keane, one of the finest players who I had the pleasure of managing, helping me as assistant coaches,” said McCarthy.

“I am looking forward to getting started and embracing this challenge to qualify for Euro 2020.”

More to follow.

Source BBC News

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