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Michael O'Neill hints at staying on as Northern Ireland manager

By Graham Luney

Michael O'Neill has dropped a big hint he's seriously considering agreeing a new deal with the Irish FA and staying on as Northern Ireland boss.

The Scottish FA are keen to talk to O'Neill but the former Shamrock Rovers boss has indicated he's in discussions with the Irish FA over a contract extension which would run until 2024.

O'Neill says he has not spoken to any other national teams despite being heavily linked with Scotland and also the USA national job.

"I hope to get the team to another European Championship - it's not a job I'm going to leave easily," said O'Neill who attended yesterday's Legends Lunch at the Waterfront Hall.

"There's been a lot of speculation but I've still two years left on my contract.

"People are always assuming that I'm going to make a decision to leave the position but I've never said that. I know the Scottish FA has indicated they would like to speak with me but there's been nothing more than that."

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