Sport Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane look set to become the new coaching staff of the Republic of Ireland national team

The pair have been confirmed as the new management team

Team News: 30/04/2010

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Missing fourth place not a failure says Mancini

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has denied he would be regarded as a failure if the Blues failed to claim a Champions League spot this season.

Manchester City ready to hand Hart starting role next season

Manchester City's Joe Hart will get the chance to oust Shay Given and make the club's goalkeeper's jersey his own, with a run of games in the side at the start of next season as the Irishman recovers from shoulder surgery.

Hart expects to remain at Birmingham for rest of season

Manchester City keeper Joe Hart is expecting to remain on loan at Birmingham for the remainder of the season.

City ready to seek Hart return to solve keeper crisis

Manchester City are considering an attempt to secure their goalkeeper Joe Hart's early return from his year-long loan deal at Birmingham City as one of a number of options if the Premier League's expected approval of an emergency loan deal is forthcoming today.

Hart won't want to be Manchester City No 2 says McLeish

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish believes on loan keeper Joe Hart will find it "very difficult" if he has to return to Manchester City and be second choice to Shay Given next season.

Manchester City set for Hart talks

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admits he faces a dilemma regarding Joe Hart.

McLeish pride at big four record

Birmingham manager delighted with side's efforts against the leading clubs

Trapattoni takes positives from watching Irish grow

Republic of Ireland coach admits Brazil's superiority but is pleased with side's progress

Keane takes positives from Brazil defeat

Robbie Keane believes the Republic of Ireland can take great heart from the way they "stood up" to Brazil in last night's friendly defeat at Emirates Stadium.

Bridge relishing Terry clash says Given

Wayne Bridge is relishing coming face to face with John Terry and former club Chelsea, according to the left-back's Manchester City team-mate Shay Given.

Shawcross hails Stoke style

The Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross feels it is about time his side started to earn praise for the more attractive elements of their play.

Mancini left to rue City's old failings

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City left chasing shadows

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, whose players have found his enthusiasm for shadow play without a football one of the most unexpected changes to their training regime, yesterday insisted that they must adapt to his new philosophies if they are to prosper.

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