Next Republic of Ireland Manager Odds

Next Republic of Ireland Manager Odds

Next Republic of Ireland Manager Odds

With Martin O’Neill making the not-so-surprising decision to resign as Republic of Ireland manager, the IFA will now be on the hunt to find his successor.

Whoever does take on the role will manage a side that has really struggled in recent times, having been relegated from their Nations League group and have also failed to score in each of their last four games.

Take a look below to see some of the names already linked with the role.

Mick McCarthy at 1/1 with Paddy Power – BET HERE

The instant favourite to take the job is a man who has already held the post once in his career, in the currently unattached Mick McCarthy. He ended a lengthy spell with Ipswich Town in the summer and has shown an interest in getting back into management, with the Ireland job perhaps being what’s needed for him to do so. McCarthy guided his country to the 2002 World Cup during his original stint in charge and would likely jump at the chance ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Stephen Kenny at 7/2 with Paddy Power – BET HERE

Second-favourite for the role is a name that probably won’t be familiar with too many fans outside of Ireland in Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny. Kenny took over at Dundalk in 2013 and has gone on to enjoy a fruitful spell in charge, winning four league titles, as well as two FAI Cups. Kenny’s lack of experience at the top level may hold him back, having spent just one season coaching outside of Ireland with Dunfermline in Scotland, but he’s certainly done the groundwork for such a job.

Sam Allardyce at 10/1 with Paddy Power – BET HERE

Given the history of the Irish national team, Sam Allardyce would be an appointment in the mould of Jack Charlton in an old-school English manager bringing a direct style of play with him. Allardyce hit the self-destruct button during his time as England boss, but may well throw his hat into the ring for the Ireland job to have another crack at international football. Allardyce has been out of work since leaving Everton, but has a history of rejuvenating struggling sides, which Ireland certainly need at this moment in time. It’s surely the appointment Jonathan Walters is begging for, too.

Paul Cook at 14/1 with Paddy Power – BET HERE

Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook is also being linked with the job at present, having raised his profile tremendously since moving across the Irish channel to England. He previously spent time managing Sligo Rovers between 2007-2012 and has gone from strength to strength in England, enjoying success with Chesterfield, Portsmouth and now Wigan, who he has guided back to the Championship. Cook has a knowledge of the Irish game which has seen him linked with the role and he would also bring a more progressive philosophy than some of the other contenders.

Roy Keane at 16/1 with Paddy Power – BET HERE

If you fancy an outside shot, then why not go for O’Neill’s assistant, Roy Keane. Keane has been part of the Ireland setup since 2013, going to Euro 201 as the second-in-command but hasn’t himself been a manager since 2011 after a difficult spell with Ipswich Town. He already knows the players inside and out and there would be less of a transitional period with Keane, although that is perhaps what the IFA are after. His chance of winning the race appear slim at present as they look to change the current status quo.