FAI won't rush manager search
The Football Association of Ireland will take its time to decide on a successor to Giovanni Trapattoni.
Trapattoni's reign as Republic of Ireland manager came to an end on Wednesday morning when the two parties agreed an amicable split in the wake of Tuesday night's 1-0 World Cup qualifier defeat in Austria which effectively ended their hopes of making it to Brazil next summer.
Former Celtic and Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill had already been installed as the bookmakers' favourite to replace the 74-year-old Italian even before his departure had been announced as it became clear his days in charge were drawing to a close.
But chief executive John Delaney insists the FAI board will not rush to make a decision as it considers its options.
Delaney told Newstalk: "The board will meet within the next week.
"Today was a day to deal with Giovanni and [assistant manager] Marco [Tardelli] in a dignified manner, and hopefully people will respect the job he has done.
"We will meet and will determine a process. We do have time. The European qualifiers don't start until next September. We will take stock of the last couple of days and then discuss the process."