Vera Pauw has signed a contract extension to remain as Republic of Ireland manager for another two years.
Pauw will remain in charge for the 2023 World Cup qualification campaign and – if successful – for the tournament in Australia.
The Dutch native took over from Colin Bell in September 2019 and missed out on clinching a playoff spot for the 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championship.
Speaking on FAI TV, Vera said:
“I’m excited to continue in my role with the Republic of Ireland team and with the FAI. We made huge strides in our last campaign and there is no reason why we cannot build on that with the core of players that we currently have and more young players coming through,” said Pauw.
“Since first coming into the role, I have enjoyed tremendous support from everyone at the FAI to help the growth of the game. And the guidance of High-Performance Director Ruud Dokter has been central to that”,.
Some great memories already with @verapauw
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) February 22, 2021
Vera will continue to be supported by assistant coach Eileen Gleeson and goalkeeping coach Jan Willem van Ede, who have also both extended their contracts.
The qualifying draw for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will take place on April 30th with the games set to kick off in September.
Check out the video of Vera below speaking about her re-appointment.