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Michael O'Neill offered six-year contract with Northern Ireland - report

Micheal O'Neill has been offered a lengthy six-year contract to remain at the helm of the Northern Ireland team, according to reports.

O'Neill is currently the bookies favourite to land the top job at West Brom, following the departure of Tony Pulis.

Sky Sports News reported that an offer has been made to keep O'Neill  at Windsor Park. The deal would contract O'Neill through to 2024, a four-year extension on his current contract that lasts until 2020.

The Edinburgh-based boss is understood to have been approached by the SFA about taking over as manager of the Scotland national team.

O'Neill currently earns £500,000 per year with the Irish FA and it is thought that the Scots would almost double that salary to tempt the Ballymena man across the Irish Sea.

O'Neill is odds on to become the next Scotland manager and is also joint-favourite with Sam Allardyce to take over at West Brom, after Tony Pulis was sacked on Monday.

Now these latest reports suggest that the IFA are stepping up their attempts to stave off the interest in the man that led NI to their first ever European Championships and within one step of the World Cup finals.

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