According to reports coming from RTE, the FAI are apparently hopeful that Robbie Keane will join up with the Irish national team in some capacity.
Of course, the resignation of management duo of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane was one that sent the Irish sporting media into a frenzy of speculation.
According to widespread reports in the media, Mick McCarthy is being lined up to take the reins, with discussions set to take place with the FAI this weekend.
We here at Pundit Arena reported earlier today that McCarthy is keen on bringing in Kenny Cunningham as part of his backroom staff but it appears as though the plans to inject some familiar faces do not stop there.
Now, it appears as though Robbie Keane is another that the FAI are looking to get involved as the next phase of Irish football begins to take shape.
McCarthy, who managed the side that Keane featured in during the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan, is reportedly open to the idea of his former talisman making a return to the international setup in a coaching role.
Robbie Keane retired from international duty in 2016 while Mick McCarthy left his role as Ireland manager in 2002.
We will keep you up to date on this story as it unfolds.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena