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Martin O’Neill Has Just Hinted That He Wants To Stay On As Ireland Manager

With Ireland’s qualification hopes dangling by a thread as the Boys in Green enter their final two qualifying fixtures against Moldova and Wales over the coming days, already people are casting their eyes forward to what the future might hold regarding the team’s management. 

O’Neill’s contract expires at the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign and there has already been reports over the last few weeks that the FAI are keen to extend his deal, regardless of whether Ireland secure qualification for World Cup 2018.

Today O’Neill gave a press conference on the eve of their Aviva Stadium clash against Moldova and the 65-year-old hinted that he would also be keen on extending his contract which would see him in charge of Ireland’s qualification campaign for Euro 2020.

Supporters are likely to be divided on this issue. Many believe that Ireland should be playing better football and securing more positive results than they are currently doing, citing Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Georgia as the prime example, a game in which Georgia had over 70% possession.

In addition to this, many believed that O’Neill might fancy taking over at club level again but according to O’Neill, season tickets have increased from 4,000 to 16,000 under his watch. Something which the FAI will undoubtedly take into consideration.

Ireland face Moldova on Friday night before taking on Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday. You can see what other results Ireland need to go their way, here.

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