The advisory panel for appointing the Republic of Ireland next coach anticipates a decision in early April 2024. John O'Shea was recently unveiled as Republic of Ireland interim head coach for the remaining football games in March.

There is a flurry of interest among betting fans regarding Republic of Ireland next coach odds, with several leading candidates under consideration.

Owing to contractual obligations with Republic of Ireland football, the panel is unable to offer further information regarding the permanent football coach. In early March 2024, a press conference was held with FAI Director of Football Mark Canham at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.

John O'Shea, the interim head coach, and his staff are responsible for guiding Ireland through to football matches in March before the permanent coach is chosen next month.

As a highly respected figure who has played for a number of well supported clubs, John O'Shea currently has 118 international caps as he steps into the role of interim coach.

There are crunch matches against Belgium and Switzerland coming up, and John O'Shea's familiarity with these teams could prove beneficial to the Republic of Ireland.

Football fans and punters are incredibly interested in the Republic of Ireland next coach odds, as evidenced by the frenetic betting activity at bookmakers online.

Stephen Kenny's departure provides plenty of opportunities for other candidates to step up to the plate. The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) is intent on filling this vacancy post-haste.

With betting markets about us, a long list of potential successors abounds. Initially, Lee Carsley was a strong contender for the role. 

He boasts an impressive coaching record, yet he has fallen out of favour. Other high-profile football coaches under consideration include Anthony Barry (assistant coach to Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich) and others of his ilk.

This extols the virtues of the high-quality candidates in contention for the position.

Ireland Next Coach Odds - Candidates

Candidate Qualitative Odds
Lee Carsley LIKELY
Anthony Barry UNLIKELY

Big surprises for Republic of Ireland Next Coach Odds Selection

Several surprise candidates have emerged for the role. These include Gus Poyet, Willy Sagnol and Robbie Keane.

Many of these candidates have unique managerial experience in the international football arena. In fact, Ireland legend and former superstar Robbie Keane has seen his odds rise sharply in recent weeks. 

Another contender for the role is Steve Bruce. He has extensive club management experience and is ready to embrace the challenges of becoming the next Ireland football coach. For all his skills and attributes, Robbie Keane has a complicated history with the FAI.

Another candidate on the shortlist includes Neil Lennon. He is of Northern Irish heritage and enjoys a successful run of form at Celtic.

Clearly, the FAI is adopting an open-minded approach to their search for the next Ireland coach. Lee Carsley impressed selection committees with his handle on England youth teams. 

His odds of being selected continually ebb and flow, yet his name stays in the hat. The Ireland national team needs to be revitalised, and efforts are afoot to trim the shortlist ahead of the April selection.

Many on the selection committee prefer a candid play with a deep connection to Irish football. This will be the make-or-break factor for the team's success in the future. The uncertainty warrants care and consideration when picking the next Ireland football coach. 

A permanent manager will help to realise the team's football ambitions, and prove to be to be a defining moment for the Republic of Ireland. The football community eagerly anticipates the announcement in early April.

*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to Alamy*