New Ireland boss Stephen Kenny says there’s a lot to look forward to

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny says there’s a lot to look forward to once football resumes.

Football is in limbo at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic and there is still no confirmation of when Ireland will face Slovakia in their European Championship playoff.

Kenny’s urging the Irish public of stay safe and stay at home and the new Ireland boss knows the games will come thick and fast later in year.

“It’s an incredible year really, unprecedented.

“You’ve got the Euro play off against Slovakia of course, we’ve got six fixtures in the Nations League and also World Cup qualifiers this year.

“That’s never happened before, where you’ve got Euro playoffs, Nations League, and World Cup qualifiers in the same calendar year.

“There’s nine games between September and November, and incredible schedule.

“It’s very exciting, a very very exciting year, and we’ve a lot to look forward to.”

Meanwhile former Ireland captain Robbie Keane could still have a role to play with the FAI.

Keane is still under contract with the association but wasn’t selected as a coach with Stephen Kenny’s backroom team.

Keith Andrews, Damien Duff and Alan Kelly all set to join the senior setup.

But FAI interim CEO Gary Owens has revealed that talks are ongoing with Keane and his agent.

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