Mick McCarthy Announced Republic Of Ireland Boss
Mick McCarthy has been announced as the new manager of the Republic of Ireland.
It is McCarthy's second spell in charge of Ireland, whom he also won 57 caps with as a player, after he led them to the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan.
McCarthy will be in charge of the ROI until the end of Euro 2020 before Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny will replace him. In the meantime, Kenny will take over Ireland's under-21 side.
Martin O'Neill and his assistant Roy Keane stepped down earlier this week following a dire year which resulted in just one win in nine games and relegation to Group C of the UEFA Nations League.
Ireland legend and record goal scorer Robbie Keane has joined his back room staff, while Terry Connor, who worked with McCarthy at Ipswich and Wolves, has also linked back up with the 57-year-old.
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