Republic of Eire boss Stephen Kenny is reportedly ‘combating for his job’ amid alleged claims he confirmed an ‘anti-English’ video to his gamers previous to final week’s pleasant in opposition to England at Wembley.
Based on the Every day Mail, the Soccer Affiliation of Eire is investigating the contents of a video proven as a motivational software previous to the match, which England received 3-0.
In a press release the FAI stated: “The Soccer Affiliation of Eire is conscious of points surrounding content material shared with our Republic of Eire senior males’s workforce forward of the current worldwide pleasant in opposition to England at Wembley Stadium.
“The FAI is already wanting into this internally as a matter of urgency, to be able to set up the information. The FAI has no additional remark to make at the moment.”
Kenny remains to be looking for his first win after eight video games in cost as Eire boss, together with a penalty shoot-out defeat to Slovakia which ended hopes of qualifying for the Euro 2020 finals.
It’s understood Irish gamers had been ‘shocked’ by the content material of the video, however different reviews state the video was merely ‘pro-Irish’.
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For the time since 1971, Eire have gone a complete calendar yr with out successful a single match.
And following their 0-Zero stalemate with Bulgaria on Wednesday, Kenny lamented his aspect’s absentees as their wretched Nations League marketing campaign got here to an finish.
“It’s been very troublesome, however you simply should handle it”, stated Kenny after the sport. “The workforce that wasn’t accessible tonight can be stronger than the workforce that was, and that’s not being disparaging. We’d simply so many frontline gamers not accessible tonight.
“However having stated that, now some gamers have actually put themselves in rivalry to problem for locations and that’s what we wanted – and we’ll want that as a result of we may have accidents in March as nicely. You don’t know the way issues will go.
“We’d like a higher pool to choose from and we’re growing that now, and that’s essential.
“We’re disenchanted that we didn’t win the sport total. We all know we didn’t play nicely within the first half however we performed very well within the second half for intervals.