A dream team of Mick McCarthy and Robbie Keane has emerged as the favourites to replace Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as the Republic of Ireland management team.
The F-A-I have yet to reveal when they will appoint a successor, but are said to have started discussion with potential candidates.
McCarthy has expressed his interest in returning to the role he held between 1996 and 2002.
Keane had been linked with a place in the Under 21 set up earlier this month.
The management change has sparked a wider conversation about the structures of Irish football.
Former Republic of Ireland international Keith Andrews says things have been messy.
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) November 21, 2018
Elsewhere, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has announced he is retiring from football.
The 40-year-old striker won multiple trophies in two spells at Stamford Bridge – including four Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2012.
Drogba, who was capped more than 100 times for the Ivory Coast, was most recently playing for Phoenix Rising in the U-S-A.