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NI boss O'Neill set for Scottish talks

Michael O'Neill's impressive spell as Northern Ireland coach could be about to end as he is to hold talks over the vacancy as Scottish boss, British media reported.

The 48-year-old Northern Irishman – who guided Northern Ireland to the second round of Euro 2016 and to a controversial play-off defeat to Switzerland in the 2018 World Cup playoffs – is due meet with the Scottish Football Association next week.

O'Neill, who has managerial experience in Scotland, where he was in charge of lower tier side Brechin, would fill the vacuum left by Gordon Strachan, who departed last October after the Scots failed to make the playoffs for the World Cup.

O'Neill, who was capped 31 times by Northern Ireland, also played for several Scottish clubs including Dundee United and Hibs. He is under contract to Northern Ireland till 2020 with his annual pay package reported to be £500 000 and had been offered a four-year extension.

According to the BBC, Scotland have agreed compensation with the Northern Irish FA.


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