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Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane have been confirmed as the new managerial team for the Republic of Ireland.
FAI Chief Executive John Delaney confirmed the appointments on The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk this morning, but admitted the final contracts have yet to be signed:
Delaney confirms Martin O'Neill's assistant will be former international Roy Keane:
Delaney on how Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane will work together:
Backroom staff should be, and is, the manager's decision - Delaney:
And John Delaney on his relationship with Roy Keane :
Watch the full interview below:
O'Neill (61) is expected to appoint his own backroom staff, with the combined package set to cost the FAI more than €2 million per year.
Keane will be the Derryman's assistant manager, with Steve Walford and Steve Guppy brought in as coaches.
Former Irish international Seamus McDonagh will be appointed as goalkeeping coach, while Mike McGurn will me made the strength and conditioning coach.
O'Neill's appointment as Giovanni Trapattoni's successor comes after a management career spanning more than 20 years, taking in spells in charge of Wycombe Wanderers, Leicester City, Celtic, Aston Villa and Sunderland.
Former Ireland Captain Roy Keane also managed at Sunderland between 2006 and 2008, before taking over at Ipswich Town in 2009.
He has been out of football since leaving his role as Ipswich boss in January 2011.
O'Neill and Keane will take charge for the Republic of Ireland's friendlies against Latvia, on November 15th and against Poland on 19th November.
The appointments come eleven years to the day that Mick McCarthy left his role as Republic of Ireland manager.