Last updated : 16 January 2003 By Editor
The original Captain Marvel:

"Everybody knows I've got an interest in the job"

Last night his odds came down from 7/4 to evens.

The FAI have said:

"We will refrain from commenting on individual candidates but expect the new
manager to be appointed by the end of January."

The Telegraph note that the decision on who takes over will play a big part in
whether Roy Keane returns to the international game:

'Roy Keane will make a decision on his international future by the end of the month. The Manchester United midfielder will have talks with the new Ireland manager, who is expected to be appointed within the next two weeks, and Sir Alex Ferguson before making up his mind whether to make himself available for the national team again.'