THE MAJORITY OF Ireland fans are satisfied with the appointment of Martin O’Neill as manager and Roy Keane as his assistant, according to a poll conducted by Pembroke Communications.
85.4% of the 342 fans who responded to the poll said they were pleased with the FAI’s decision, however, only 52.9% of fans don’t think O’Neill and Keane will clash, while 59.1% can’t see John Delaney and Keane getting on together.
In addition, 31.2% forgive Keane for Saipan while 44.7% suggest it wasn’t his fault.
The feel-good factor surrounding the appointment is also reflected in the survey, with 88.2% suggesting Ireland are a better team under the new management.
Finally, 74.9% of fans say they are more interested in the team following the appointment of O’Neill and Keane, and 81.3% have backed the Boys in Green to qualify for Euro 2016.