Terry Venables has confirmed he would be interested in becoming the next manager of the Republic of Ireland.

Venables has emerged as the favourite to succeed Brian Kerr, who was sacked in the wake of Ireland’s failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup finals.

“I’ve been offered quite a lot of positions. But if something came up that was special, like Ireland which is international, it may be interesting,” said the former England coach.

Venables has been out of work since an ill-fated spell at Leeds United. He left Elland Road in March 2003.

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