Mick McCarthy has been confirmed as the new Republic of Ireland manager. He will be replaced by Stephen Kenny after the Euro 2020 finals. 

Dundalk manager Kenny has been appointed Under-21 manager, taking over from Noel King, as the FAI put plans in place to build for the future while also trying to ensure qualification for the next European Championships.

Kenny will leave his role at Oriel Park, ending a hugely successful spell that yielded four league titles in five seasons. 

McCarthy has signed a two-year contract with the FAI and will hold his first press conference at 3pm Sunday at Aviva Stadium.

Kenny will oversee the development of underage players from the Under-15 to Under-19 grade. 

The draw for Euro 2020 takes place in Dublin's Convention Centre next Sunday, 2 December, and the FAI chief executive John Delaney has moved swiftly to ensure he has his management team in place before then.

It is expected McCarthy will be joined by long-time assistant Terry Connor and Ireland's record goal-scorer Robbie Keane in a coaching capacity.