Stephen Kenny remains defiant despite Luxembourg loss

Stephen Kenny is convinced he can do “a very good job” as Republic of Ireland manager despite presiding over a catastrophic start to their World Cup qualifying campaign. Kenny’s 10-game reign plumbed new depths on Saturday evening when Ireland slipped to an ignominious 1-0 qualifier defeat at home to Luxembourg on a night when a first victory under the former Under-21s boss was the only option. He later insisted he was not worried about his job despite mounting criticism and asked why, he replied: “It’s not something I’m focusing on. From my point of view, I can’t affect that. It’s not something I’m focusing on at all.