Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill reportedly held talks with the FAI on Tuesday evening to discuss his future.

The Telegraph claims that O'Neill was summoned to a late-night meeting by FAI chief executive John Delaney and that the manager's time in charge of the Irish team could now be nearing an end.

O’Neill has endured a torrid 2018 as Ireland manager as he saw his side relegated from the second tier of the Nations League, winning just one game all year.

That victory came in an end-of-season friendly against a weakened USA side and Ireland have since gone 397 minutes without scoring a goal.

The FAI are said to be alarmed by the slump in form and by the dwindling attendances at games as fans are opting to stay away, with the attendance for last week’s clash with Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium appearing to be much lower than the official figure of 31,241.

Ireland rounded out their 2018 campaign with a 0-0 draw away to Denmark, a game in which they were totally dominated and failed to muster a single shot on target.

In the wake of that result, O’Neill had confirmed that talks were planned with the FAI  and said: "I’ll speak to John. I speak to him after games. I think I'll probably be sharing the same flight with him tonight.

"If I don't do that there I'll have a conversation with him tomorrow or the day after or whenever it may be. And it's always been the case.

"I always have enthusiasm for the job but I'll speak with John and we'll see."