DAVID SCHONFELD: Amsterdam and Brussels should be on Kenny’s European itinerary

By common consent, football in Ireland has reached a turning point, and the danger with turning points is that you can end up right back where you started.

But in engaging two managers and giving Stephen Kenny the time to work himself into the post while assessing and developing the U21 and junior sides, it does look as if the FAI has decided to alter course.

Newly-appointed Republic of Ireland U21 manager — and future senior boss — Stephen Kenny is quizzed by the media pack at the AvivaStadium. The next two years provide a golden opportunity for Kenny to broaden his football knowledge. Picture: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile.

Kenny not only is rooted in Irish football, he has shown with both Derry and Dundalk that he can coach a local side to compete in Europe.

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