Eileen Gleeson to continue as Interim Ireland WNT head coach

Republic of Ireland manager, Eileen Gleeson
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Eileen Gleeson is to continue as interim head coach of Republic of Ireland for the rest of the UEFA Women’s Nations League group campaign.

The recruitment process for a new head coach will move to a shortlist within the coming month. With an appointment due before the end of the year, the FAI has confirmed that Eileen Gleeson, along with her interim backroom staff, will continue to lead the team for the upcoming games in October and December.

Marc Canham, FAI Director of Football, commented: “We are very pleased with the calibre of candidate on our long list and with the ongoing process but we wanted to give stability to the team and Eileen for the upcoming games. Eileen has confirmed that she does not wish to be considered for the full-time role but is happy to continue in the interim role until a full-time Head Coach can be announced and she will resume her role as Head of Women and Girls’ Football.”

Ireland will next host Albania at Tallaght Stadium on Friday 27 October, before travelling to face the same opposition on Tuesday 31 October.

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