Reaction: ‘O’Neill and Keane? I’ll give it three months’
Appointment of new Republic of Ireland management team prompts diverse responses
A file image of Martin O’Neill (left) and Roy Keane who have been appointed as the Republic of Ireland management team. Photograph: PA
The appointment of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as the new Republic of Ireland management team has prompted widespread and diverse reaction.
While O’Neill’s candidacy is uncontroversial, Keane has previously expressed disdain for the FAI and famously walked out on the Republic of Ireland team during the 2002 World Cup finals
Here is a selection of the reaction.
Reaction to O'Neill - Keane appointments
Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane: has Paddy Power opened a book yet on how long the oddest of couples will last? I'll give it three months...— Jim White (@jimw1) November 5, 2013
Roy Keane, who once mocked Maurice Setters, now is Maurice Setters— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) November 5, 2013
Martin O'Neill & Roy Keane (& Steve Guppy) is a bigger coup for the #FAI than Trapattoni was. Ireland games will sell out in blink of an eye— Jonathan Coates (@JonCoates) November 5, 2013
If I were an Irish football fan I'd be hot about Martin O'Neill becoming Ireland's new manager, and luke warm about Roy Keane being his No2.— Ian Stafford (@IanStaffs) November 5, 2013
We can confirm that the management appointment process with Martin O'Neill & Roy Keane is at an advanced stage.Updates from @FAIreland today— FAI (@FAIreland) November 5, 2013
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