Mick McCarthy will be announced as Republic of Ireland manager in a press conference at the Aviva Stadium at 3pm today.

It will be broadcast live on RTÉ News Now, RTÉ Player and the RTÉ Sport Facebook page.

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has been appointed Under-21 manager and will succeed McCarthy in 2020. 

It is expected FAI chief executive John Delaney will explain the thought process behind the move which shocked Irish football when it emerged last night.

Kenny’s press conference will take place on Monday.