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Gareth McAuley

Why are we waiting? Time is not on our side when it comes to naming new international manager

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Michael O'Neill

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Michael O'Neill

The Irish FA need to appoint a new international manager pronto.

After UEFA confirmed Northern Ireland's autumn fixtures - a possible eight matches in three months - during the week, it's imperative that the IFA give Michael O'Neill's successor as much time as possible to prepare for these games.

August has been mentioned as the month when they hope to announce an appointment, but that is too late.