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Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill turns down Sunderland job offer: reports

Michael O'Neill has reportedly turned down the chance to take over as Sunderland manager.

The Northern Ireland boss was said to be offered the chance to take over from Simon Grayson but according to the Sun, has rejected the club's first advance.

The Weirside club could still return with a second offer to land the in-demand manager.

The Scottish FA have also made an approach to speak to the man who led Northern Ireland to the Euro 2016 finals.

O'Neill is thought to currently earn £500,000 a year for his role with his native Northern Ireland and is contracted until 2020. However, Scotland are reportedly prepared to almost double his salary along with a significant bonus should he lead the Scottish national team to the Euro 2020 finals.

O'Neill has been urged to stay from some quarters to remain with Northern Ireland but is in high-demand with his future uncertain.

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