Martin O'Neill has yet to sign his contract extension

The FAI announced earlier this week that O'Neill has agreed a new deal

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Manager Martin O'Neill Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Republc of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has admitted that he has yet to sign his new contract to stay in charge of the team.

The FAI revealed earlier this week, that O'Neill and his backroom team had agreed contracts until the end of the team's 2018 World Cup campaign.

Speaking to the press at Ireland's open training session in Versailles, O'Neill admitted the deal was only a handshake with the FAI CEO John Delaney.

"That's all that's necessary. I think John felt that going into the Euros it may be a decent thing to do. I'm happy with it, and it's a decent thing to do."

Manager Martin O'Neill and Jonathan Walters. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Stoke City's Jonathan Walters took part in the training session in Versailles, but O'Neill would be not drawn into whether the International Player of the Year would feature against Sweden. He did admit though that tactics would need to change if Walters did not play in the Stade de France.

"We don't have to rethink everything. We have a squad of 23 players out here. Everyone is very keen to play. People are keen to make their mark on the competition. If Jon is not fit to play, there will be someone who steps in, and with their attitude, should do fine."

Ireland open their campaign on Monday evening against Sweden in Group E.