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Confirmed: Martin O'Neill And Roy Keane Resign From Ireland Roles

Confirmed: Martin O'Neill And Roy Keane Resign From Ireland Roles

Martin O'Neill has resigned from his role as Ireland manager.

In a statement released by the FAI on Wednesday morning, it was said: "The Board of the Football Association of Ireland have mutually agreed with Martin O’Neill to part company."

Assistant manager Roy Keane, assistant coach Steve Guppy and goalkeeping coach Seamus McDonagh has also left their roles.

The management team headed by O'Neill first took over in November 2013. Back in January, it was announced that he had signed a contract extension to remain on as Ireland manager until 2020.

It was reported by The Telegraph on Wednesday morning that O'Neill was called to an emergency meeting by FAI CEO John Delaney on Tuesday night. Delaney is said to have been concerned by the poor attendance at the Aviva for Ireland's recent friendly against Northern Ireland.

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Ireland endured a bleak 2018. It was a year in which the only win came in a friendly against USA and only four goals were scored.

The FAI board will now meet to discuss the recruitment of a new manager.

Ireland's next game will be in March as part of the Euro 2020 qualifiers. The draw of the group stage of those qualifiers takes place on December 2nd.

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