Stephen Kenny categorically claims that he is the right person to work as a manager in the Republic of Ireland.
Kenny has recently been attacked after a series of 1-0 defeats by Armenia and Ukraine that made his side meaningless in a new Nations League campaign following Saturday’s home game with Scotland. I noticed.
Indeed, they have won only two of the 17 competitive games they have played under the former Dundalk boss who have tried to play more progressive brands of football since their appointment in 2020.
Asked if, depending on the situation, he still thinks he’s the right person for the job, the 50-year-old man replied: Without a doubt.
“I just signed a new deal and I’m committed here until the end of the euro. I lost two very narrow games, but I’m disappointed to lose.
“We are preparing for tomorrow’s match. We are completely focused on tomorrow’s match.”
In addition, when asked if he made mistakes during his tenure and learned from them, he added:
“There are so many possibilities for this team, so many possibilities. We aim to grow, get better and improve.”
Saturday’s match is a reminder of Kenny’s spell as Dunfermline’s manager. Meanwhile, he led the club to the 2007 Scottish FA Cup Final, losing to Celtic 1-0, but was demoted from the Scottish Premiership in the same season.
Kenny said: “I was 34 when I got a job. I was there for only a week, and we drifted 10 points at the bottom. It was 10 points based on the bottom 5 points. I think Dundee United won two games under Craig Levein.
“We have defeated Rangers, Hart, Hibernian and Partick Thistle. We took on all of Edinburgh and Glasgow to advance to the final and lost to Celtic in a narrow game.
“It was a very good experience. I made a mistake. I definitely did. I learned a lot. It was part of my learning as a manager and it was a good experience.”