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Saturday 25 October 2014

In Pictures: Who will replace Nigel Worthington as Northern Ireland manager?

Martin O'Neill
The highest-profile Northern Irish manager on the circuit, in pure footballing terms he would be seen as an ideal man to improve fortunes on the field. He is not thought to covet the job, though, and would probably cost too much for the IFA to consider.
Michael O'Neill
The Shamrock Rovers manager has emerged as a frontrunner at the perfect time after his success in leading a League Of Ireland side to the group stages of the Europa League for the first time.
A creditable showing against Tottenham Hotspur showed he has the appetite for the David-versus-Goliath fixtures he would face as Northern Ireland boss.
Seen by many as a future national team boss, he may nevertheless wish to wait for the job to come along again.
Derby marked manager Steve McClaren's first year in charge by seeing off Bournemouth 2-0 at Pride Park

With Nigel Worthington stepping down as manager after tomorrow's trip to Italy, the Irish Football Association will be on the lookout for a new boss.

Here, we assess the potential candidates.

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