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O'Neill and McDermott in Ireland frame

March 31, 2013
By Kevin Palmer
Sacked Premier League managers Martin O'Neill and Brian McDermott have emerged as leading contenders to succeed Giovanni Trapattoni as Republic of Ireland manager, ESPN understands.

O'Neill has the emerged as the Football Association of Ireland's leading candidate to replace Trapattoni after his dismissal at Sunderland on Saturday evening, with deposed Reading boss McDermott also in the mix to land the Ireland role when it is vacated.

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