Published Saturday, 02 November 2013
Reports on Saturday morning have suggested the pair are on the verge of accepting the job, with former Northern Ireland international O'Neill apparently set to succeed Giovanni Trapattoni as the new boss - and 42-year-old Keane poised to join him as his assistant.
It follows days of speculation that the so-called 'dream team' are in line to take over, with an announcement expected to be made following a meeting of the FAI Board next week.
According to Press Association Sport, sources close to O'Neill have suggested the 61-year-old is close to making his decision and that it will be positive.
It comes after bookmakers in Dublin suspended betting that the Kilrea man, who was named early on as a contender for the role, was set to take over the reins.
Back in September, he said there had been no contact regarding the job, but the odds still suggested he was leading the pack.
The Republic of Ireland currently sit in 60th place in the FIFA world rankings.
Their next game will be a friendly against Latvia at the Aviva Stadium on 15 November, four days before the away match against Poland in Poznan.
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