Martin O’Neill has resigned from the post of the manager of the Republic of Ireland. His assistant Roy Keane has also left the role.
Cloud was hovering over O’Neill’s future following Ireland’s barren run in 2018. They failed to show any kind of resistance this year and managed a single win out of nine games this year.
The move came following Ireland’s goalless draw against Denmark in the UEFA Nations League. The Irish side failed to muster a single shot on target and finished at the bottom of their respective group thus getting demoted to the League B.
Football Association Of Ireland president Donal Conway confirmed the development. “On behalf of the FAI Board, I would like to thank Martin, Roy, and the management team for their work with the Republic of Ireland team over the last five years.
Martin ensured that we enjoyed some great nights in the Aviva Stadium and on the road in Lille, Vienna, and Cardiff, which were fantastic high points for Irish football.”
FAI chief John Delaney also thanked the pair for their contribution. “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.
“Martin did a great job guiding the team out of a difficult qualifying group – where we beat World Champions Germany along the way – to reach EURO 2016 and advance to the Last-16 following a historic victory over Italy in Lille. I wish Martin, and the management team, the very best for the future.”