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    The next Ireland manager?

    Not withstanding his advancing years and reservations over Trap's tactics, the next man I'd love to see given a go, based on all I've seen and read/heard about him and doing a fab job given their resources at Donny, is Sean O'Driscoll.


    MO'N would also be up there, but liable to take another high-profile EPL job before drifting out to the relative wilderness of international football, I reckon.
    Love to know also if someone like Pat Rice would be interested, though he's had it cushy at Arsenal for so long....

    After that it's the likes of big Mick & his nemesis but neither would be a good choice, especially the latter!!

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    Since Trap's substantial earnings are no secret, I wonder if there would be a few personalities of a similar calibre touting themselves come the time, wanting to get a piece of that action? Of course the sugar daddy behind it may well leave the building at the same time as his expensive beneficiary.

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    After that it's the likes of big Mick & his nemesis but neither would be a good choice, especially the latter!!
    Agreed. There'd be a savage danger that he'd alienate/take a dislike to a crucial player. Trap vs. Reid and then some!

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    Would be difficult to ever see Roy Keane and the FAI working on the same side. In saying that, Keane was able to have a working relationship with Niall Quinn at Sunderland, who had been critical of him in Saipan. It would be quite a divisive appointment though, wouldn't it? I think it's a bit premature to be talking of the next Ireland manager anyway, although if we were to have someone in place other than Trap right now, my favoured candidate would be Martin O'Neill for fairly obvious reasons.

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    Martin O' Neill would be my choice. A proven track record at getting the best out of average squads of players and the direct style of play he advocates would suit the Irish team.

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    For me it has to be Neil Warnock

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    Brady to return as Tardelli's assistant?
    Just putting it out there.
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    I'd like to see someone like Steve Coppell.

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    I think, unfortunately, it's almost a given that Tardelli will be offered the job. The FAI have always liked the status quo, and wouldn't have to offer him the 2 mill since he doesn't have Trap's record.

    Oddly, i'd actually like to see Brady there. Martin O Neill is obviously first choice, but i think he would prefer to do NI

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    Got to be Owen Coyle or at a push Chris HUghton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Brady to return as Tardelli's assistant?
    Just putting it out there.
    I've been saying that for a while now. Trap will see out his contract and step aside to let Tardelli take the reigns with Brady coming back in a more senior role, although, if Trap makes a balls of things and we fail to pick up 6 points against Macedonia, or worse still, fail to pick up 4 points, he and his backroom staff may well be shown the door!!!

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    I know it wouldnt be a popular opinion but Id like to see Sam Allardyce, he has said he would fancy a go at international management at some stage I think he has done very well with getting the best out of players at his disposal

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    This seems like an awfully familiar type of refrain being sung by the Indo, especially since the owners have an axe to grind with Trap's paymaster. Who knows what will be done by the FAI, having a punt on the next Pope would be a safer bet.

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    Alex Ferguson and Mourinho as joint assisitants to either Stan or the Don Givens

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    Steve Coppell for me.
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    I always wondered if Fergie would do a swansong with the irish team, although i suppose it'll more likely be scotland.

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    Give it to Dunphy.

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    MON or Steve Coppell would be the best of the lot outlined above. Coppell the only realistic replacement if Trap is to go after this campaign.

    With the two above exceptions, it just shows the calibre we can expect to be attracting when Trap goes, a timely reminder for those calling for Traps head not that long ago. We have a real World Class manager in charge of our team at the moment.

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    Martin O'Neill but I doubt He'd go into International management yet. Steve Coppell would be another good option.

    NOT Sam Allardyce... I think I'd rather see O'Leary, Venables or even Nigel Worthington in charge!

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    I think Martin O'Neill would last as long as it took for the next Premiership position to become available. We'd be in a similar situation to Scotland under McLeish (left to take over Birmingham in the Championship) and Walter Smith (left to take over a struggling Rangers side)
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