Ireland could appoint O’Shea on permanent basis

Thursday, May 23, 2024

DUBLIN: John O’Shea could yet land the Republic of Ireland manager’s job on a permanent basis.The Football Association of Ireland’s interim chief executive David Courell confirmed the 43-year-old former Manchester United and Ireland defender – who has been placed in temporary charge for next month’s friendlies against Hungary and Portugal having performed a similar role in March – was in the running to replace Stephen Kenny.

O’Shea appeared to have been ruled out of the race when the FAI director of football Marc Canham revealed in March that “existing contractual obligations” were delaying an appointment.

Speaking on RTE’s Morning Ireland on Wednesday, Courell said of the 118-times-capped international’s prospects: “It is an open process. Every candidate is being considered.“John has done a fantastic job and we’re looking forward to what he can do in the upcoming fixtures.”