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Kerr takes on Faroe Islands post

Brian Kerr
Brian Kerr succeeded Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager

Former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr has been appointed coach of the Faroe Islands on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

The 56-year-old, who left the Republic job in October 2005 after failing to qualify for the World Cup finals, will assume his new position immediately.

The Faroe Islands lie bottom of World Cup qualifying Group Seven.

Their only point of the campaign so far was gained with a 1-1 draw at home to Austria in October 2008.

Kerr was appointed Irish manager in January 2003, succeeding Mick McCarthy.

In 2008 Kerr left his role as director of football with League of Ireland club St Patrick's Athletic, having also previously been technical director if the FA of Ireland.

"I have to get busy straight away, evaluating players and deciding what will be the team to play Serbia in June," said Kerr.

"I will be watching tapes and expanding my knowledge.

"I am aware the Faroes have had some good results recently. This is a difficult job but I am proud to be the manager."

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see also
Kerr back in game with St Pat's
13 Mar 07 |  Internationals
Sacked Kerr aims for job abroad
07 Nov 05 |  Internationals
Kerr is axed as Republic manager
18 Oct 05 |  Internationals

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