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Martin O'Neill set to become Republic of Ireland manager

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Reports suggest Martin O'Neill has almost put pen to paper to become the new Republic of Ireland manager, and will bring in Roy Keane as his assistant.

O'Neill has been out of a job since he was sacked by Sunderland in March 2013. The former Aston Villa boss failed to win any of his last eight games at The Stadium of Light and left them fighting relegation. 

O'Neill will replace Giovanni Trapatonni, who left after failing miserably to qualify Ireland for the 2014 World Cup.

Keane, who caused controversy after walking out on the 2002 World Cup side due to a bust up with manager Mick McCarthy and has managed at Sunderland and Ipswich in the past. He made 67 games for the Republic of Ireland during his career.

This will be O'Neill's first international job, however has a fair record as a manager. He won the League Cup with Leicester twice in 1997 and 2000, had massive success at Celtic including reaching the 2003 Uefa Cup final and guided Aston Villa to the League Cup final in 2010, where they lost to Manchester United.

O'Neill's job will be to guide them to the 2016 European Championships in France.


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