John Delaney: 'No rush' to appoint new Republic of Ireland manager

'No rush' to appoint new Ireland manager
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FAI chief executive John Delaney insists that time will be taken when choosing who will succeed Giovanni Trapattoni as Republic of Ireland manager.

The Football Association of Ireland will not rush into appointing a new manager following the departure of Giovanni Trapattoni, chief executive John Delaney has said.

Trapattoni's reign as manager came to an end by mutual consent earlier today after last night's World Cup qualifying defeat in Austria effectively ended their hopes of reaching next year's finals in Brazil.

Although the bookmakers have installed Martin O'Neill as a clear early favourite, Delaney has insisted that the FAI will take their time making their decision.

"Today was a day to deal with Giovanni and [assistant manager] Marco [Tardelli] in a dignified manner, and hopefully people will respect the job he has done," Delaney told Newstalk.

"We will meet and will determine a process. We do have time. The European qualifiers don't start until next September. We will take stock of the last couple of days and then discuss the process."

Other names being linked with the post are Roy Keane and Mick McCarthy.

Click here to see our five early contenders for the job.

Sunderland's Martin O'Neill prior to kick off in the match against Norwich on March 17, 2013
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