New international boss for Preston North End players as Martin O'Neill leaves Republic of Ireland post

Martin O'Neill post has left the Republic of Ireland job by mutual consent
Martin O'Neill post has left the Republic of Ireland job by mutual consent

Martin O'Neill has left his job as Republic of Ireland manager by mutual consent, the Football Association of Ireland has announced.

A host of Preston North End players have played for O'Neill during his time in charge including Callum Robinson, Sean Maguire, Alan Browne and Graham Burke.

O'Neill with assistant Roy Keane

O'Neill with assistant Roy Keane

The 66-year-old had been at the helm since 2013, leading the country to the last 16 of Euro 2016, and leaves after a disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign.

Assistant Roy Keane and O'Neill's other backroom staff have also left their roles following Monday's 0-0 draw with Denmark.

The Football Association of Ireland president Donal Conway said on the association's official website: "On behalf of the FAI Board, I would like to thank Martin, Roy, and the management team for their work with the Republic of Ireland team over the last five years."