Martin O’Neill extends contract with Ireland

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has extended his contract with the national team. The new deal will see the Derryman manage the side until the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The contract extension includes his backroom staff such as assistant coach Roy Keane and Steve Guppy, Seamus McDonagh and Steve Walford will also remain part of the coaching staff.

O'Neill and Keane have worked well together.
O’Neill and Keane have worked well together.

O’Neill said he was “delighted” to secure the extension.

“I am delighted that John Delaney and the FAI Board have extended our contracts for the World Cup campaign,” said O’Neill.

“It has been an absolute privilege to have been in charge of the Republic of Ireland national team, these last 30 months, and we go to France tomorrow in good spirits, with a strong desire to do well in the next few weeks.

“The players have done brilliantly in the campaign so far and they are ready for the big challenges ahead.”

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