Caretaker manager Noel King believes that he has laid the foundations for the next Republic of Ireland boss to play with a more attacking philosophy.
The Republic finished their disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan on Tuesday, as King claimed victory in his second, and probably last, match in temporary charge.
The Football Association of Ireland have announced that they plan to name a permanent successor to Giovanni Trapattoni before Christmas, and King hopes that whomever is appointed continues to employ the same passing game that he has implemented during his short stint as interim boss.
"The group would have played a different type of football in the last two games," he told reporters. "I think they would have defended in a different way and I think they would have attacked in a different way.
"That's my way and I was very clear even before I took the job it was going to be my way, and that's why I was so worried because if my way wasn't successful, then it wouldn't have been very nice.
"It depends who comes in. If a manager comes in and wants to play long ball, well maybe some of that stuff is not as important as it was. If a manager comes in and wants to play a passing game, there were certainly seeds sown there."