Martin O’Neill And Roy Keane Resign From Republic Of Ireland Duties

Tanuja Saikhom | 3 months ago

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and his assistant Roy Keane have left their jobs after the team finished bottom of their UEFA Nations League group. The Boys in Green were held goalless draw by Denmark in the final match, relegating them from UEFA Nations League Group B4.

O’Neill and Keane took charge of Republic in 2013 and guided them to pre-quarter finals of the 2016 European Championships. However, they failed to win a competitive game this year.

In a statement on the Football Association of Ireland's website, Chief Executive John Delaney paid tribute to O’Neill by saying: “I would like to thank Martin, Roy, and the management team for the impact that they had with the Ireland team. There have been many highlights during Martin’s reign – none more so than EURO 2016 in France, which will live long in the memory of all Irish supporters.”

O'Neill replaced Giovanni Trapattoni on 5 November 2013 and won his first game in charge on 15 November 2013 against Latvia 3-0 in Dublin. The team was on an upset run throughout 2018 before losing 4-1 to Wales in their opening game in the UEFA Nations League on September 6.

The FAI board also confirmed that goalkeeping coach Seamus McDonagh and assistant coach Steve Guppy had also left their positions.