O'Neill and Keane leave Republic of Ireland after relegation

Republic of Ireland was relegated in the Nations League, and Martin O'Neill has subsequently opted to step down as manager.

Ireland appointed O'Neill (right) in November 2013 and he was joined by Roy Keane as assistant, with the former Manchester United captain also losing his job on Wednesday.   -  Getty Images

Martin O'Neill has stepped down from his role as manager of the Republic of Ireland following Nations League relegation.

Ireland appointed O'Neill in November 2013 and he was joined by Roy Keane as assistant, with the former Manchester United captain also losing his job on Wednesday.

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Initially the pair made a strong impact and guided Ireland to Euro 2016, where it managed to get through as one of the best third-place finishers in a group containing Sweden, Belgium and Italy, eventually losing out in the last 16 to host and eventual finalist France.

But, it failed to qualify for the World Cup and then, endured a miserable start to life in the Nations League, ultimately getting relegated from Group B4 with just two points from four matches against Wales and Denmark.

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