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Next Republic of Ireland Manager Odds: Robbie Keane shortens in betting

John O'Shea is the current favourite to become the next Republic of Ireland manager as the FAI's search for Stephen Kenny's successor continues.

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Kenny departed his post as Republic of Ireland boss in November 2023 after the Football Association of Ireland opted against renewing his contract.

The 52-year-old failed to qualify for Euro 2024 and won just six of 29 competitive fixtures, prompting the board to pursue a new direction.

Identifying his successor was supposed to be a swift exercise but it's been a drawn-out process, with the FAI yet to appoint a new permanent head coach more than six months on from Kenny's departure.

FAI director of football Marc Canham said it was likely that a permanent manager will be named before September, when Ireland's Nations League campaign commences with a tasty encounter against England.

O'Shea was named interim boss in March and earned a creditable draw against Belgium before suffering defeat against Switzerland. The former Manchester United then secured a 2-1 success over Hungary in his third match in charge and he will have his final audition in a friendly against Portugal.

Victory over Hungary has put O'Shea in a strong position for the role and he currently heads the betting.

Georgia manager Willy Sagnol, who is leading the Caucasus nation into their first-ever major tournament, is next in the market.

The FAI are unlikely to hear anything back from the former France and Bayern Munich defender until Georgia's participation in Euro 2024 has ended.

Meanwhile, former Republic of Ireland strike Robbie Keane has shortened significantly in the betting after stepping down as Maccabi Tel Aviv manager in June.

The 43-year-old led the Israeli club to the domestic double in his only season in charge and could be interested in managing the country he scored 68 goals for as a player.

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