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Dundee United join sprint to bring in Michael O’Neill

By Steven Beacom

SCOTTISH Premier League side Dundee United are ready to make a move for Northern Ireland managerial candidate Michael O’Neill.



The Belfast Telegraph revealed Dundee United’s interest in O’Neill last month and in recent weeks it has firmed up, so much so that an approach could be made to Shamrock Rovers.

Tannadice boss Peter Houston is under increasing pressure with suggestions that today’s SPL game with Aberdeen could be make or break for him.

If Houston is given the push, O’Neill, formerly a Dundee United player, will be lined up to take over.

O’Neill knows about managing in Scotland from his time at Brechin, though it is at Shamrock Rovers where he has earned rave reviews.

Rovers are on the verge of winning the League of Ireland title for the second season in succession and he made history by leading the Hoops into the group stages of the Europa League.

As well as in Scotland, he has his admirers at the IFA and is in the running along with former international team-mates Jim Magilton and Iain Dowie.

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