Ireland sack Kenny after failure to reach Euro 2024

November 23 – Stephen Kenny’s reign as Republic of Ireland manager is over after three and half years following failure to reach Euro 2024.

Of Kenny’s 29 competitive fixtures, only six – five of them against Azerbaijan, Luxembourg, Armenia and Gibraltar twice – have ended in victory.

“Having reviewed the qualification campaign in its entirety, and recognising how difficult the group was, the results needed to realise our goal of qualification for the tournament were not achieved,” read an FAI statement.

“The board agrees that now is the right time for change ahead of the friendly matches in March and June 2024 and the next Nations League campaign starting in September 2024.”

After a draw against New Zealand on Tuesday night, Kenny, who replaced Mick McCarthy in April 2020, conceded he was unlikely to be offered a new contract to continue although he added that it would be his ambition to remain at the helm.

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