YET ANOTHER potential injury blow for the Ireland boss.
Everton captain Seamus Coleman will miss the final game of the season, thanks to an injury he picked up against Wolves.
Manager Carlo Anccelotti confirmed that the club captain would miss the crucial game against Manchester City on Sunday.
Speaking ahead of their final game of the season, Ancelotti said: "Coleman had a problem during the game against Wolves and will not be available for the game but he will support the team as a captain."
This will not be the good news that Ireland manager Stephen Kenny could have done with ahead of international friendlies next month.
Ireland take on Andorra and Hungary at the start of June, and as Kenny is yet to manage a win as Ireland's gaffer, he definitely could do with his captain at his disposal.
Carlo Ancelotti has spoken extremely highly about Coleman's abilities as a captain in the past
As it stands, his contract expires at the end of next season, manager Carlo Ancelotti has implied there is no danger of him leaving the club anytime soon.
He said: "I don't think we have to talk about the contract. The contract that Seamus has with the club and this team is forever.
"It doesn't mean one-year long or two years long. Seamus' contract with Everton is forever."
An Everton legend, and an Irish one too.