Stephen Hunt is optimistic that a new Republic of Ireland manager will be in place in the next couple of weeks.
Don Givens took charge of the team for Wednesday's friendly against Brazil, which Ireland lost 1-0.
The build-up to the game had been overshadowed by the delay in appointing a successor to Steve Staunton, but Hunt was happy with how Ireland performed.
The Reading midfielder accepts that a new boss needs to be named quickly so the team can move forward.
"We have to push on," Hunt told Sky Sports.
"Hopefully we'll get a new manager in the next two or thee weeks.
"He'll come and have a look at the players that are in form and hopefully the team will be picked on merit."