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Friday 15 December 2017

Givens: I have no plans to quit job

DON GIVENS says he has no intentions of considering his position as Ireland U21 boss after the boys in green experienced one of their worst results last night.

The Irish U21 side are firmly rooted to the bottom of their group in the qualifying campaign for the 2011 European Championships with just four points from seven games after last night's 2-1 defeat at home to Armenia in Tallaght.

Ireland finished bottom of their group in the last campaign, a massive 17 points behind group winners England.

And with only three games left in this group (at home to Estonia and away to Switzerland and Turkey), the Irish side could win the wooden spoon for the second time in a row.

But Givens, who has been in the job since 2000 and has reportedly been offered a new contract by the FAI, is refusing to even contemplate quitting.

"I will consider my position if somebody in the FAI comes to me and says it but I certainly would not be going on journalists' opinions," he said after the 2-1 loss last night.

"Sections of the press sometimes have their own agenda but although I don't like losing games, I am here to develop players."

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