The Contenders To Replace Stephen Kenny


IT IS all but confirmed that the 1-1 draw with New Zealand will be Stephen Kenny’s final game in charge of Ireland.

But who will replace him? For the answer WWN Sports turned to the Irish football fans for the answer. After surveying their opinion, here are the overwhelming favourites and realistic contenders:

Co-managers, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp

The most popular suggested replacement is a combo of the Man City and Liverpool managers. Fans have reassured us that money wouldn’t be an issue.

“It’s a no brainer” said one fan, who believes both men would find the prospect of managing Shane Duffy too good an opportunity to turn down.

Roy Keane

“The promotion winning Sunderland Roy Keane, not the empty self-parody who says ‘that’s his job’ on queue on Sky Sports” clarified one fan.

Robbie Keane

Every list is legally required to have Robbie Keane on it. Also his agent has threatened violence if we don’t add him into the mix.

Stephen Kenny

Like a Japanese solider stranded on a Pacific atoll after World War II who still refused to surrender despite the war being long declared over, at least one diehard League of Ireland zealot is insisting on Kenny being offered a new 8 year deal.

Dunphy, Brady and Giles

Acknowledging their respective ages fans have insisted patience will be required when a baby is given the cloned combined brains of Dunphy, Brady and Giles and raised in an FAI coaching facility from birth.

Damien Duff

The FAI could make history by appointing a second ginger Irish manager after Steve Staunton.