Leeds manager Brian McDermott has ruled himself out of the running to become the new Republic of Ireland boss following Giovanni Trapattoni's departure on Wednesday.

The 52-year old was one of the names mentioned to be a potential successor to the Italian, who left by mutual consent following Ireland's 1-0 loss in Austria on Tuesday night.

McDermott, however, re-affirmed his commitment to current club Leeds United but also admitted that he wants to manage Ireland at some point in the future.

"I feel I have been kind of adopted here at Leeds and I owe these supporters," he said. "The Ireland job is for the future for me.

"One day I want to managed the Republic of Ireland. But now I am at a fantastic club. I owe this club and the supporters. I am 100% committed."

McDermott's comments come after Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney included his name on a list of potential candidates.

"Names like [Mick] McCarthy, Brian McDermott, Chris Hughton, Roy Keane all come into the pot - Martin O'Neill, of course," Delaney said in an interview on Irish radio.

O'Neill is the odds-on favourite with the bookmakers to succeed Trapattoni, who left with Ireland in fourth place in Group C, although it remains unclear whether he is interested in the international management scene.

Delaney added: "Mick [McCarthy] has done a very good job for Ireland and in England as well. We have to look at who can get the best out of the players available to us.

“I think there will be plenty of interest because, first of all, 24 teams go to the European Championship [in 2016] and it is genuinely accepted that we have a good crop of young players."

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