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'I'm going to enjoy my dream job - not fear it' - Stephen Kenny vows to do things his way in Ireland role

New Ireland boss excited to prove he deserves long-term chance at his career goal

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Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny poses for a portrait close to his home in Co Louth prior to speaking to media. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny poses for a portrait close to his home in Co Louth prior to speaking to media. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny poses for a portrait close to his home in Co Louth prior to speaking to media. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Stephen Kenny has vowed to do things his way in order to prove he deserves more than one term as the manager of Ireland.

The Dubliner is contracted for the World Cup 2022 campaign, although he now also has the unexpected opportunity to qualify for the delayed Euros through the play-offs.

He is refusing to write off Irish hopes of involvement in either event, even though he is set for a hectic introduction to the top job with the possibility of nine games in the space of his first three gatherings.