Damien Duff steps down as Republic of Ireland coach

Sat, Jan 09 2021

Former Republic of Ireland international Damien Duff has stepped down in his role as coach under Stephen Kenny’s senior international side.

The 41-year-old Shelbourne under-17 boss was capped 100 times by his country as a player.

The former Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers winger joined Kenny’s coaching ticket along with Keith Andrews.

“I want to thank Stephen Kenny for the opportunity he gave me to coach with the senior Ireland team and I wish Stephen, Keith and the players all the very best of luck for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers,” Duff told the FAI’s media team he left the Ireland coaching set-up.

Stephen Kenny added: “Damien is an excellent coach as he proved in his time with us and his contribution to the Irish team was greatly appreciated by myself, my staff and the players and I wish him the very best of luck for the future.”

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