Republic of Ireland Under 21 Manager, Don Givens, is to have a new Assistant Manager.

Current Assistant Brian Eastick has taken up a position as one of the National Coaches of the Football Association in England.

His replacement will be Paul Clement, who is currently Assistant Academy Manager/Under 18 Coach at Fulham FC.

Holder of UEFA “A” and “B” Coaching Awards, Clement also spent six years as Academy Coach at Chelsea.

He takes up his new role in time for Ireland’s European Under 21 Qualifier versus France at Turner’s Cross on Tuesday next, 6th September.