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Next Republic of Ireland Manager Odds

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Next Republic of Ireland Manager Odds

Here we take a look at the next Republic of Ireland manager odds following the sacking of Stephen Kenny in the aftermath of the Boys in Green's miserable Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.

The 52-year-old managed to win just 11 of his 40 matches in charge between April 2020 and November 2022, equating to a win percentage of just 27.5%.

During Euro 2024 qualifying, the Republic of Ireland managed to accumulate just six points from eight matches, having beaten Gibraltar twice while losing all of their other matches to Greece, the Netherlands and France.

In terms of points-per-game records, Kenny is Ireland's worst-performing permanent manager since Eoin Hand took charge of Ithe Boys in Green between May 1980 and December 1985.

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Last updated 18/06/2024

Steve Bruce Odds: 9/4

Former Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has emerged as a surprise favourite for the Republic of Ireland job.

Bruce is often regarded as the best English centre-back to have never been capped by his country, although, his son Alex did play for both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The 62-year-old was most recently manager of West Bromwich Albion between February 2022 and October 2022, where he was sacked after winning just eight of his 32 matches in charge. Prior to this, he had taken over at Newcastle and oversaw 97 matches between July 2019 and October 2021, winning just 28.

Bruce’s longest managerial spells came when in charge of Birmingham City between December 2001 and November 2007, where he managed to win promotion to the Premier League twice in 2001/02 and 2006/07, while his second longest spell at a club came with Hull City from June 2012 to July 2016 memorably gaining promotions from the Championship in both 2012/13 and 2016.

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Steve Bruce @ 9/4

Neil Lennon Odds: 5/1

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon Is also in the frame to take the role of Republic of Ireland manager at 5/1.

Lennon resigned from his role at Celtic Park in 2020/21 having failed to guide the Parkhead club to a record 10th title in a row. The 50-year-old Northern Irishman managed to win five league titles, four Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup at Celtic Park over the course of his two spells at the club between 2010 and 2014, as well as in 2019 to 2021 following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City.

The former Celtic manager had a 70%-win record at his old club and has also managed the likes of Bolton Wanderers where he struggled, winning just 18 of 79 matches, as well as earning promotion from the Scottish Championship with Hibernian in the 2016/17 season before leaving by mutual consent in January 2019, less a month before he was appointed by Celtic.

Lennon’s last managerial role was with Cypriot outfit Omonia Nicosia where he won just 11 of 29 matches in charge, equating to a 38% win percentage.

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Neil Lennon @ 5/1

Lee Carsley Odds: 7/2

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Lee Carsley is the second favourite to become the Boys in Green’s next manager following his successes with England’s Under 21s.

The 49-year-old former Everton midfielder notably managed to win the Under 21s European Championship with England in the summer following the Three Lions 1-0 win over Spain and has been touted as a potential future England manager.

The ex-Birmingham City man has managed the likes of Coventry on a caretaker basis, as well as Brentford for 10 matches, where he won five and drew two of his games in charge, before joining Manchester City as a development coach and manager for the Under 18s and Under 23s.

Carsley has been in the England setup since September 2020, when he joined as an Under 20s Manager, winning one and losing the other of his two matches in charge, before taking over as Under 21s manager where he has an 81% win percentage, winning 17 and drawing one of his 21 games in charge.

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Lee Carsley @ 7/2

Roy Keane Odds: 6/1

Roy Keane is also in the frame to become the next Republic of Ireland manager.

The legendary Manchester United midfielder stated to Gary Neville on The Overlap that he would like to get back into management having not had a job since he left Ipswich Town in 2011.

The 50-year-old’s best managerial spell came at Sunderland where at the first time of asking he got the Black Cats promoted from the Championship having taken over them in the relegation zone after the first four matches. Keane then went on to consolidate their place in the Premier League in the 2007/08 season before resigning partway through the next campaign.

Keane has since had assistant managerial roles at both Aston Villa under Paul Lambert and with the Republic of Ireland under Martin O’Neill and is priced at 11/2 to make a return to management with his national side who he made 67 caps for between 1991 and 2005.

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Roy Keane @ 6/1

Chris Hughton Odds: 16/1

Current Ghana boss Chris Hughton is reportedly going to be considered for the Ireland job.

Hughton has managed just four games as manager of Ghana, winning two and drawing two, however, having made 53 caps for Ireland during his playing days, surely a return as manager would be difficult to turn down, especially when considering Ireland’s current crop of promising youngsters.

The 64-year-old has had a lot of managerial experience during his career, having coached the likes of Newcastle, Birmingham City, Norwich City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest winning promotion to the Premier League with the Magpies and the Seagulls in 2009/10 and 2016/17.

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Chris Hughton @ 16/1

Sam Allardyce Odds: 33/1

Sam Allardyce has been linked with a sensational move to become the next Republic of Ireland manager.

The 68-year-old actually started his managerial career in Ireland having been a player-manager at Limerick in 1991/92 where he won 14 and drew 10 of the 27 matches that he took charge of.

‘Big Sam’ as he is affectionately known in the world of football was most recently manager of Leeds United in the Premier League where he failed to guide the club to safety after drawing one and losing three of his four matches at the helm.

Allardyce has had a successful career when looking at the clubs that he has managed, having put Bolton Wanderers back on the map between October 1999 and April 2007, as the Trotters earned promotion back to the Premier League in the 2001/02 season before qualifying for the UEFA Cup via 6th and 7th place league finishes in 2004/05 and 2006/07.

On top of this, Allardyce is fondly remembered for his time as manager of West Ham, having coached them 181 times between June 2011 and May 2015, earning the Irons promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking in 2011/12 before consolidating their place in the top-flight. Since then, he has managed sides that have been relegation-threatened on a short-term basis and managed to save the likes of Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Everton.

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Sam Allardyce @ 33/1