Published Monday, 23 September 2013
The Republic of Ireland have appointed Under-21 boss Noel King. (© PA)
Noel King, the current Under-21s boss, was asked to take over while the Football Association of Ireland continues its search for a full-time replacement.
A statement on Monday explained: "The FAI's Board of Management met this evening to review the work it has been doing on the senior men's team managerial appointment and to progress the next steps in the appointment process.
"The Board of Management also decided that it will appoint its current Under-21s head coach, Noel King, as interim senior manager. Ruud Dokter will provide additional support."
Trapattoni left his post by mutual consent earlier this month on the back of a defeat to Austria which ended the Republic's bid to reach the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Former Northern Ireland captain Martin O'Neill is the favourite to succeed him.
The statement from the board explained that it will conduct a "comprehensive assessment of the market", led by Ray Houghton and Mr Dokter, to decide on the way forward.
It continued: "After considering the views of people within the game and taking soundings from its constituent members, the Board tonight decided that the next steps should include a comprehensive assessment of the market.
"It was agreed at the meeting that former international Ray Houghton, who was involved in the last managerial appointment process and Ruud Dokter, the FAI's newly-appointed High Performance Director, should carry out this on-going assessment and report for the Board."
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