FAI CEO Jonathan Hill is to meet with Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny to ‘move the process forward’ on a new deal.
The association’s board met on Monday to review Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign but there was no white smoke regarding Kenny’s future.
After a poor start that saw Ireland lose in Serbia and at home to Luxembourg, the Dubliner is in a stronger position to secure a new deal after a good finish to the campaign.
Ireland drew at home to eventual group winners Serbia and with Portugal and beat Azerbaijan and Luxembourg to finish in third place.
Kenny’s current contract runs out in July 2022, during the next Nations League campaign, but the 50-year-old is looking for a two year deal to attempt to qualify for Euro 2024.
“The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that Board members undertook positive and detailed discussions around a review of the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification tournament in its entirety at its scheduled monthly meeting in Dublin this evening,” read a FAI statement.
“CEO Jonathan Hill will now provide feedback to the Republic of Ireland Men’s Senior Team management accordingly and will move the process forward.
“As with all employee matters, this process will remain confidential.
“The FAI will be making no further comment on this matter until it is appropriate.”Internet Explorer Channel Network