“There is more in that team than what we are getting now.”
Dunne described Ireland’s current playing style as “just another way of being boring” and added that there is “nothing to suggest” that the team have progressed under Kenny’s stewardship.
Kenny took charge of Ireland in April 2020 as the successor to Mick McCarthy. In the 10 games that he has managed in charge of the team, he has yet to secure his first win.
During the current international break, Ireland have played Serbia and Luxembourg in World Cup qualifying games
On both occasions, the men in green came away with defeats, leaving them without a competitive win since June 2019.
The team’s 1-0 loss to Luxembourg was particularly difficult to swallow, given that Luxembourg were playing away from home and are ranked 98th in world football.
In the aftermath of the aforementioned result, Kenny and his players have come under intense criticism from fans and former players.
Dunne on Kenny.
Now, former Ireland defender and Manchester City legend Dunne has shared his thoughts on Kenny’s tenure as Ireland manager.
“And if you look at the FAI, you’d ask, have they provided us now with the best man to take this team forward? I don’t think they have. I don’t think he is the leader that this group of players needs.”
Dunne also believes that Kenny’s current tactical scheme isn’t beneficial to the team in the long run.
“They are learning a new style of play and to me, it’s not the one that will benefit them in the long term,” Dunne added.
“In the past, people criticised the Irish team – they were boring, not good to watch. This, right now, is boring, just another way of being boring. There’s nothing to suggest we have progressed.