Republic of Ireland Women’s head coach Vera Pauw to depart

Vera Pauw to depart as Head Coach of Republic of Ireland,
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Although Vera Pauw led Republic of Ireland to their first FIFA Women’s World Cup, the FAI have not offered her a new contract.

Her current deal runs out at the end of August and the FAI will be beginning the search for a new head coach to take the national team forward.

FAI chief executive Jonathan Hill said: “On behalf of the Football Association of Ireland, we would like to thank Vera for her hard work and commitment over the past four years and wish her well for the future.

“In particular, I wish to acknowledge the role she played in leading Ireland to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 where our women’s team made history and inspired a nation.

“The future is bright for women and girls’ football and our focus now is building upon the work done by Vera and the historic achievements of our women’s team, which we see as a platform to support the next phase of the journey for the team, and more broadly the development of women and girls’ football in this country.”

Eileen Gleeson has since been appointed Interim Head Coach, for the UEFA Nations League games in September.

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