Tipster profile image
Sports Editor authorBadge
Last Updated:

3 min read

Republic of Ireland hire O’Shea as interim head coach
google news logo Follow us
Add comment
John was assistant manager under Stephen Kenny, who left last year.

Ex-Man United defender John O’Shea has been named interim head coach of the Republic of Ireland.

John, who played 118 matches for his country, was an assistant manager under previous head coach Stephen Kenny and with the Under-21 team.

Stephen left his position after failing to qualify for the upcoming Euro in Germany.

FAI also shared that a new permanent manager of the country will be hired in “early April.”

The former Red Devils player will lead Republic of Ireland in the friendlies vs. Belgium and Switzerland next month and will be supported by the Eagles assistant manager Paddy McCarthy.

The ex-Sunderland player has been manager in Reading and Stoke City before joining ex-Man United teammate Wayne Rooney’s backroom team in Birmingham City.

He left the team at the beginning of the year after Rooney was fired as manager.

O’Shea, who played until 2019, admitted that he is honored to lead the nation in March friendlies.

The Football Association of Ireland chief Marc Canham shared a few days ago that the federation is very close to hiring a new permanent head coach.