Date: 24th September 2013 at 12:56pm
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Mick McCarthy is still in with a chance of taking over as Republic of Ireland manager for a second time after the Irish made a temporary appointment.

The Republic appointed Under-21 boss Noel King as their interim boss after the sacking of Giovanni Trapattoni earlier this month.

King, 56, is set to remain in the helm while the Football Association of Ireland decides who the man to succeed Trapattoni should be, probably after they face their final two Group C qualifiers against Germany (11th) and Kazakhstan (15th).

King has previously taken charge of Irish sides Derry City, Shamrock Rovers, Limerick, Finn Harps, along with the Irish women’s team for 10 years, before taking charge of the Under-21s in 2010.

McCarthy has dropped to 10/1 third favourite at the bookies, while Martin O’Neill remains the hot 1/5 favourite and King can now be found at 7/1 to get the job on a permanent basis, while Roy Keane is priced at 20/1.


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