Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny revealed he is confident of extending his contract for the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. Kenny’s contract is set to expire in July with talks begun about extending it. He revealed that he met Football Association of Ireland chief executive Jonathan Hill last week and was happy with the conversation. The team is currently on a six-game unbeaten run.
“We sat down and had a chat, just an introductory chat, so it’s started and hopefully we can progress from there,” Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny said. “I don’t see it as any major issue. I’m sure we can move forward and sort it all out. It’s a process really and we’re just involved at the start of the process. Talks are ongoing. They’ve just started really. I’m involved in the Nations League campaign and I’m pretty certain I will be manager for the European Championship campaign as well.”
“We all love working together and have a great working environment,” he added. “The whole backroom team, the longer we’ve worked together, the better we’ve got. As a unit working together, we’d like to keep it intact and that would be the idea. I think they would ideally like to stay on. They [Barry and Kiely] are involved in the day-to-day stuff with their clubs so they’re not thinking real long-term. They both want to stay on board and they’re very much an important part of the set-up going forward.”