FAI to name Colin Bell's successor as Ireland manager on Wednesday

Wed, Sep 04 2019

Tom O'Connor took charge of Tuesday's opening Euro 2021 qualifier with Montenegro. Credit: Al Robinson (ETPhotos)

The FAI will unveil the new Ireland senior manager at a press conference in Abbottstown on Wednesday afternoon.

Tom O’Connor took charge of Ireland’s opening Euro 2021 qualifying win over Montenegro on Tuesday evening on an interim basis after Colin Bell resigned to take up a role with Huddersfield Town.

Dubliner O'Connor applied for the position, along with several well-known names from world football, and took charge of the friendly defeat to the United States and the 2-0 win over Montenegro in Tallaght.

Former England manager Hope Powell and Germany under-19 manager Maren Meinert were among those interviewed for the job.

"It is in the hands of my employers," O'Connor said following the Montenegro game.

"I sat an interview, but it is a very, very important position and I know the association are leaving no stone unturned to make sure they get the right candidate."

The new Ireland manager will be named at 3.30pm on Wednesday afternoon.