Neil Lennon believes decision on next Republic of Ireland manager is ‘imminent’

The Armagh man has answered further questions on the latest situation regarding the Irish manager’s job.  

As another week comes to end, there has been still no announcement on who the next Republic of Ireland manager will be. 

With time ticking along, and international games, albeit friendlies, coming up next month, the FAI are coming under increasing pressure to appoint the next Irish manager. 

It has been reported that talks have stalled on the FAI’s first choice Lee Carsley. Earlier this week, former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given stated that it is his understanding Carsley will not be the next manager.

While former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr also echoed similar views on Virgin Media.

The other candidate whose name has been heavily linked is Neil Lennon. The 52-year-old since the beginning of the process has expressed his interest in becoming the next Irish manager, calling it a dream job in the past. 

Last week, when giving an update on whether he'll be appointed or not, he stated the FAI process to find Stephen Kenny’s replacement has been very stringent and professional. 

On Saturday, while working for Premier Sports, he responded to further questions on what the latest situation was. 

"It is imminent” said Lennon on when a decision will be made on the next manager. 

“Whether that be today, tomorrow, or the next couple of days.

"What that decision is, I don't know myself, but I’m pretty sure that there will be a result soon. I don’t know the decision as yet."

Elsewhere, the League of Ireland returned on Friday night, read here five reasons why you should be excited for the season ahead.