Kenny named Ireland coach

6 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Kenny named Ireland coach

Stephen Kenny will replace Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager with immediate effect after the Euro 2020 play-offs were delayed again by the coronavirus pandemic, the Football Association of Ireland said Saturday. Kenny, who had been in charge of Ireland’s Under-21 side, was due to take over from McCarthy in August following the expiration of his contract after the Euro 2020 finals. “This has been a difficult situation for the Association - and for Mick and Stephen in particular - in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the effect it has had on the football calendar,” interim FAI chief executive Gary Owens said.


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