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O’Shea adds Shuttleworth to his Ireland backroom team

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Republic of Ireland interim head coach John O’Shea has added Pete Shuttleworth to his backroom staff for the two matches against Hungary and Portugal.

Shuttleworth, who currently works as first-team coach at Birmingham City, joins the Ireland staff to replace Martin Doyle who is now working for the women’s national team.

The 45-year-old joined the group for this window and will support the coaching staff for the two international friendly fixtures against Hungary today at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm, live on RTÉ2) and Portugal in Aveiro next Tuesday.

“I’ve worked with Pete before at Birmingham City and always impressed with his skillset so it’s great that he has been able to come in for the two matches as part of the backroom team,” O’Shea said.

Shuttleworth, who worked alongside Wayne Rooney at Derby County, DC United in the MLS and at Birmingham City, says he is excited to get involved at international level.

“I’ve really enjoyed meeting up with the group since Thursday and honoured to be asked to join the backroom team for the two matches,” he said.

“It’s great to link back up with John. International football presents an exciting challenge and can’t wait for the matches.”

Watch Sweden v Republic of Ireland in Euro 2025 qualifying on Tuesday from 5pm on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player, follow a live blog on rte.ie/sport and the RTÉ News app and listen to commentary on an extended Game On with 2fm

Watch Republic of Ireland v Hungary (7.45pm) on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player, follow a live blog on rte.ie/sport and the RTÉ News app and listen to commentary on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra from 7.40pm

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