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FAI extends John O’Shea’s spell as interim Republic of Ireland boss



While O’Shea has retained the services of assistant coaches Paddy McCarthy and Glenn Whelan for the June games, former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr will not return as technical advisor because of “prior commitments”.

O’Shea, who has said he wants the job full time, said: “I have been in contact with Marc Canham since the March fixtures and last week, he asked me about stepping in again and as I said before, it is always an honour to represent your country so delighted to continue as interim head coach for June and the work will begin straight away.

“Also, great to confirm the coaching and performance team will remain for the June fixtures which is great for continuity with the players and staff.

“We will be missing Brian for the two matches in June unfortunately due to commitments elsewhere. He was a fantastic influence in the March window, we will miss his input and expertise for the two matches, and I’d like to thank him for his efforts.”

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