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Breaking: FAI Offer Mick McCarthy Contract For Ireland Job [Report]

It’s looking inevitable that Mick McCarthy will be the next Republic of Ireland manager as it is being reported this evening that the 59-year-old has been offered a contract by the FAI. 

McCarthy looks set to return to a post he last vacated 16 years ago after leading Ireland to the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.

Since then, he has held a number of managerial positions in England which included Sunderland, Wolves and most recently, Ipswich Town.

Virgin Media News are reporting that McCarthy has formally been offered a contract by the FAI this evening.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports News have reported that the FAI are currently in talks with the former Ipswich boss and that a deal will be concluded within the next 48 hours.

Update: 

The Irish Times have since reported that the FAI will announce McCarthy as the new boss over the weekend in what will be a two-year deal which looks set to earn the 59-year-old €1.2 million per year.

According to the report, the former Ipswich boss met FAI CEO John Delaney today as he agreed to the deal on offer.

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