Veteran Italian coach Giovanni Trapattoni has agreed a new deal with the Republic of Ireland that will last until after the next World Cup.
The 72-year-old has been rewarded for guiding his team to Euro 2012, which Ireland are 50/1 with bookmaker to win.
The Republic sealed their place at next summer’s finals in Poland and Ukraine by beating Estonia 5-1 on aggregate in a qualification play-off earlier this month.
“I am very happy to continue my job with the FAI,” said Trapattoni, whose assistant Marco Tardelli has also signed a new deal.
“I have always said that Marco and I believe very strongly in the work that we are doing to grow and develop the Irish team.”
England are 10/1 to win Euro 2012.