O’Neill To Decide On Ireland Future

Martin O’Neill will decide on his future as manager of the Republic of Ireland over the next few weeks.

O’Neill was left staring into the World Cup abyss as his side where crushed by five goals to one in the Aviva Stadium last night.

While O’Neill and the FAI had previously announced agreement had been reached for O’Neill to stay on until the 2020 European Championships, the contract has yet to be signed.

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“Well I have spoken to John (Delaney) since we talked about it” explained O’Neill. “I thought there was an agreement, I’ll speak to John in the next couple of weeks.”

“I’ll have to have a real think about it, we fought tooth and nail to get into this position, it wasn’t the first game of a new campaign, it was a play-off game to get us to the World Cup.”

“The disappointment is very, very strong tonight” added O’Neill.

Denmark’s 4-1 victory in 1985 at the old Lansdowne Road was the final game of Eoin Hand’s era as manager of the Irish team.

The Danish team went on to be knocked out in the last 16 of the 1986 World Cup by Spain.