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I'll speak to IFA about offer: O'Neill


By Steven Beacom

Michael O'Neill has revealed that it is business as usual in his role as Northern Ireland manager despite constant speculation surrounding Scotland's desire to appoint him as their new boss.

Following Northern Ireland's World Cup play-off defeat to Switzerland last month, there has been interest in O'Neill from West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland and the Scottish FA.

While those two club jobs are now filled, the 48-year-old is still wanted by the Scots to replace Gordon Strachan and do for them what he did for his home country and take them to a major tournament after years in the international wilderness.

In a bid to persuade O'Neill to stay at Windsor Park, the Irish FA, with whom O'Neill has a good relationship, have offered him a new six-year deal worth over £4 million.

O'Neill said: "I'm going to be speaking to the IFA regarding the contract extension that they have indicated they would like to give me.

"There is lots of speculation but my focus is just on the job I'm in."

FULL STORY: Michael O'Neill speaks out about Scotland speculation as he prepares to open Northern Ireland discussions

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