“Money is scarce. They (the FAI) have had no crowds at the matches, no season ticket sales and no major sponsorships announced. You can understand that because it’s a difficult marketplace; the international team isn’t winning games.
“There’s a lot of doom and gloom. It’s been tough.
“Within that, surely you’d think they’d get that one dealt with so that Robbie isn’t being paid for not working. I’m sure he’d prefer to be working.
“Robbie was given a four-year deal by the previous maestro while the manager only had a one-campaign contract. That was a mad situation from the start.”
Former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr on the FAI still paying Robbie Keane over a year after he lost his position as the national team’s assistant coach.