Odds slashed on Martin O'Neill leaving his job as Ireland manager 3 years ago

Odds slashed on Martin O'Neill leaving his job as Ireland manager

Tuesday night's resounding defeat to Denmark has left Ireland manager Martin O'Neill's future in doubt.

Martin O'Neill has been made odds-on to leave his job as Republic of Ireland manager before Christmas.

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O'Neill's side failed to qualify for next summer's World Cup in Russia having been beaten 5-1 by Denmark at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday.

Having secured a scoreless draw in the first leg in Copenhagen at the weekend and then taken an early lead through Shane Duffy's header, Ireland's capitulation has sparked reports that O'Neill - who only agreed a new, two-year deal in recent weeks - could leave his role as manager.

Ladbrokes are quoting odds of 3/4 that he will leave the job before Christmas, with his assistant manager Roy Keane 2/5 to follow suit and leave the national team set-up.

After the game, the 65-year-old said he planned to hold talks with FAI Chief Executive John Delaney.

"I thought there was an agreement. I'll speak to [FAI chief] John Delaney - I've not spoken to him since we spoke about the new contract," said O'Neill.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Ireland's World Cup exit has left our traders anticipating a swift O'Neill exit, with an outside chance of him swapping Dublin for Merseyside in the coming weeks."

With Everton currently without a manager since the sacking of Ronald Koeman, Ladbrokes have placed the Derry native - who has also managed the likes of Leicester City, Celtic and Aston Villa - as a 25/1 outsider to take over at Goodison Park.

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