Hamilton, who has been discussing the job with interested parties for the last month, made his recommendations before a decision is taken by FAI president Milo Corcoran, acting general secretary Kevin Fahy, and treasurer John Delaney. It is also believed that an appointment will be made before Feb. 1 in time for the friendly international against Scotland on Feb. 12.
Kerr’s track record as a coach of underage players makes him a strong candidate. However, it is expected that the job will go to someone with more experience in dealing with senior players. Troussier, who has managed Japan and South Africa at the World Cup finals, said he thinks he can persuade Roy Keane to return to the fold if appointed by the FAI.
“I want Roy Keane in my team,” he said. “He is perhaps the best player in the world in his position. For me he represents the Irish mentality: great spirit, drive, hunger. He always wants to win. He’s one of the very best players in the world and it is important to have him back.”
While Troussier remains an outsider with Irish bookmakers, he is a genuine contender, with most support directed to Dalglish, Robson, Moran and Kerr.