Staunton, Robson a double act for Ireland?

Officially nothing has been confirmed, but, as the Irish Examiner reports, it now seems likely that the new manager of the Republic of Ireland football team will be Steve Staunton, and he’ll be joined by Sir Bobby Robson in a full-time advisorial role – if the negotiations are successful. The Guardian also has the story and notes that Staunton, who has no experience in a senior manager’s post although he’s spent this season as a coach at Walsall FC, was not the FAI’s first choice – They couldn’t tempt Martin O’Neill and weren’t tempted by Terry Venables. According to the BBC, Jack’s happy.