Republic of Ireland: Eileen Gleeson succeeds Vera Pauw as manager on interim basis

Eileen Gleeson and Vera Pauw pictured during the Republic of Ireland's match against Finland in October 2021
Gleeson (left) was previously assistant to Pauw (right)

Eileen Gleeson will succeed Vera Pauw as Republic of Ireland manager on an interim basis, the Football Association of Ireland has confirmed.

Gleeson was previously assistant to Dutchwoman Pauw, who has left her role after the FAI opted against renewing her contract.

Gleeson will lead the team for the start of the Republic's Nations League campaign.

The Republic face Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on 23 September.

They then travel to Budapest to take on Hungary on 26 September.

More to follow.