Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill is on the cusp of an emotional return to the Premier League. The former Leicester City boss is on the verge of agreeing terms with Stoke City.
The FAI had offered O’Neill a brand new two year contract to take charge of the national team, but as yet the coach has yet to sign a new deal and the FAI are resigned to losing their manager. Roy Keane is reportedly the favourite to take over the role for Ireland.
Stoke City are having a desperately bad season and despite bringing in a host of top names to the club, Mark Hughes failed to truly progress the club and turn around the team’s fortunes in recent games.