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Who will replace Giovanni Trapattoni? Roy Keane, Martin O'Neill, Mick McCarthy...

We take a look at the contenders to fill the hotseat at the Republic of Ireland

Giovanni Trapattoni left his role as Republic of Ireland manager today by mutual consent.

The 74-year-old had been in charge for more than five years and steered Ireland to the Euro 2012 championship.

FAI chief executive John Delaney said in a statement: "We thank Giovanni Trapattoni, Marco Tardelli and Franco Rossi for the last five-and-a-half years during which we qualified for our first major tournament in 10 years and were close to qualification for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after the play-off in France.

"This particular World Cup campaign has been disappointing but Giovanni leaves us with a group of good, young players which should form the basis of the squad that the new manager will use for the European Championship in France 2016 when 24 teams qualify."

Here we take a look at the familiar faces in contention to replace the Italian.

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