Bookmakers suspend betting on Mick McCarthy being appointed Ireland manager
FAI close on Martin O'Neill's replacement
Coral have suspended betting on Ireland's next permanent manager with Mick McCarthy seemingly in pole position to replace Martin O'Neill.
McCarthy, who went down to a low of 1-33, was the market leader earlier this week, although he was briefly replaced as favourite by Dundalk's Stephen Kenny.
The 59-year-old was previously in charge of Ireland from 1996-2002 and led the country to the World Cup before a bust-up involving Roy Keane turned his first spell sour.
McCarthy, who has managed Millwall, Sunderland, Wolves and Ipswich, has been out of work since leaving the Tractor Boys in the summer.
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