Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny turns attention to the future

Republic of Ireland Squad Announcement – FAI National Training Centre
(Image credit: Niall Carson)

Stephen Kenny will watch the Euro 2020 finals from afar knowing how close he came to being there with the Republic of Ireland.

Kenny, who replaced Mick McCarthy as manager in April last year, inherited a play-off semi-final showdown in Slovakia and having seen his preparations disrupted by Covid-19 protocols, could only look on as Ireland missed out on a final against Northern Ireland courtesy of an agonising penalty shoot-out defeat in Bratislava.

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