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Neil Lennon Now Next Republic of Ireland Manager Favourite

The next Republic of Ireland manager favourite is a familiar name to Irish football fans as the Stephen Kenny era could soon come to an end.

Next Republic of Ireland Manager Favourite

Neil Lennon has been backed into 7/2 favourite from 11/2 with BoyleSports to replace Stephen Kenny as the next manager of the Republic of Ireland.

Kenny earned himself some breathing space as his side cruised to a 4-0 victory over Gibraltar in Faro, but he admitted the chance of qualifying through the play-offs remains unlikely following a bleak campaign featuring five defeats in seven matches.

The under-fire boss also conceded his future will be out of his control following next month’s Group B finale against the Netherlands and subsequent friendly against New Zealand and Irish punters have already switched their focus to who the FAI will target as a replacement.

Other Contenders For Republic of Ireland Job

Steve Bruce has been out of work since leaving West Brom last year and was favourite before the recent Greece/Gibraltar double-header, but he has now been leapfrogged by former Celtic boss Lennon, whose most recent managerial role came via a brief spell at Cypriot club Omonia Nicosia.

Current England U-21 boss Lee Carsley remains a leading contender as 9/2 second favourite and he is rated the most likely successor of the former Irish internationals on the list.

That list also includes the likes of Chris Hughton (8/1), Roy Keane (12/1), Damien Duff (14/1), Robbie Keane (16/1) and John O’Shea (16/1).

For a full breakdown of all the favourites to replace Stephen Kenny check out our Next Republic of Ireland Manager Odds post.

Lawrence Lyons, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented:

“Not many will be surprised to see Stephen Kenny bid farewell to the dugout next month and the betting on his replacement has already taken a twist with the money coming for Neil Lennon over the past 48 hours.”

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