Former Everton manager Howard Kendall has put himself forward for the vacant Republic of Ireland job.

The 61-year-old, whose second spell in charge at Everton ended in 1998, believes his experience in the game is enough to make him a contender, and - after confirming he had made enquiries about becoming Steve Staunton´s successor - revealed he would like former player Peter Beardsley to be his number two.

"I´ve had long enough out of it now and I feel it would be perfect for me and hopefully for them. I´ve made some enquiries," he told Sky Sports News.

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