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The IFA have today confirmed former Ireland international Kenny Cunningham as their new national team manager. Cunningham had a playing career with Milwall, Wimbledon and Birmingham with a small spell at Sunderland.
Roy Keane was set to become assistant under O'Neill but as Cunningham has taken over, there were questions about what would happen involving him but Keane will work as assistant under Cunningham.
Ireland currently have four game remaining in the World Cup Qualifying group and are sitting in fourth and are nine points behind group leaders Germany. Qualifying looks almost impossible for Ireland and so Cunningham has said that his main aims include Euro 2016.
Cunnungham has told the press: "Qualifying is pretty much impossible for the World Cup and so we will focus on Euro 2016. This is however not an excuse to become complacent during our remaining games"
The remaining games in the World Cup Qualifiers are against Faroe Islands (174 in the world rankings), Germany (2 in the world rankings), Sweden (31 in the world rankings) and Austria (52 in the world rankings)
Cunningham's first game in charge is a friendly on the 14th of August at the Aviva Stadium against Andorra.