FAI appoints Eileen Gleeson as permanent Head Coach

On Monday, the Football Association of Ireland announced that current interim manger Eileen Gleeson will permanently undertake the role of Head Coach of the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team.

After being appointed the role of interim manager following the Republic of Ireland’s campaign at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Gleeson recorded six consecutive victories in the UEFA Women’s Nations League tournament and secured promotion into League A of the competition.

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Gleeson’s full-time role will commence when the Republic of Ireland meet at international camp in February, before the nation enters the 2025 UEFA European Championship qualifying stages – to take place in April of next year.

2023 has been a historic year for the Girls in Green, having marked what was the nation’s first ever appearance at a FIFA Women’s World Cup. Gleeson spoke on her new role, expressing that ‘this is an extremely exciting time for Irish Women’s Football. I am truly honoured and privileged to be involved.’

‘I look forward to an exciting and busy 2024 on the road to qualification for the UEFA Women’s European Championships in 2025.’