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Leicester City consider Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill for manager job

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is being considered for the vacant manager's job at Leicester City.

It is understood O'Neill has been shortlisted by the English champions for the position, it has been reported.

London Press is reporting that the board are keen to hear from the international boss on his thoughts on the job, however, current caretaker Craig Shakespeare remains in pole position to get the job full time.

Northern Ireland's performance at last summer's Euros led to speculation that the boss would head to England for a club job.

However, ahead of the World Cup campaign he penned a new deal with the IFA.

Last week the manager received an MBE for his services to the sport.

His being linked to the job comes after Republic boss Martin O'Neill ruled himself out of a return to the club.

Claudio Ranieri was sacked just nine months after guiding Leicester to the league title after a disastrous defence which saw them dragged into a relegation dog fight.

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