Eamon Dunphy has said that under the management team of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane the Republic of Ireland are playing "the worst football" in the world.

Dunphy was speaking to 2fm's Game On in relation to the Ireland boss and his assistant appearing on ITV as pundits for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Ireland missed out on a place at the tournament after a 5-1 aggregate defeat to Denmark in the play-offs and RTÉ analyst Dunphy was scathing in his assessment of their style of play and Keane's role in the set-up.

"I don’t know how Roy Keane can actually go on television and open his mouth as someone has only got to say 'you’re assistant manager or assistant coach with the team in the world that plays the worst football'," said Dunphy.

"Ireland are not playing the same game as every other nation, small and large. We’re playing Stone Age stuff, it’s an embarrassment.

"Nothing happens at training involving Keane except he puts the cones out and gives press conferences."

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Dunphy also questioned what Keane has to offer as a pundit, despite the latter's career achievements.

Dunphy was the ghost writer of the former Manchester United man's first autobiography but relations between the pair have become strained in recent years.

"He (Keane) has become a caricature. I watched the ITV coverage last night, because he was on it, of the Colombia-Poland game and in terms of insight he offered nothing.

"Not all the great players were good judges of the game, they didn’t know what was going on and a lot of the great coaches, for example Arsene Wenger, Alex Ferguson, were not great players, they were just journeymen.

"When you watch him (Keane), I just watched as an exercise to see what he’d offer and what he offered was nothing.

"Absolutely nothing. And if you look at Didi Haman, Liam Brady, John Giles, all these people who have worked here (RTÉ), and if you look at Gary Neville on Sky, the knowledge is there, you can see it, you’re wiser after you watch them about what’s going on.

"With Keane you get nothing except you know 'I should have ripped Carlos' head off'.

"So he has become a joke in my opinion and the biggest joke of course is that the team he has got influence with can’t play at all."

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