The Scottish FA have made an approach for Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill, accoring to a report from the PA.

Scotland parted comapny with Gordan Strachan after his side failed to even make the playoffs in their recent World Cup qualifying campaign.

O’Neill helped Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2016 and took them within a whisker of getting to the World Cup too, although they were ultimately knocked out in the playoffs by Switzerland, thanks to a terrible refereeing decision.

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The 48-year-old is no stranger to Scottish football having played for numerous clubs in Scotalnd during his time as a player and he could find himself managing the Scotland national

He’s currently under contract until 2020, on a deal worth around £500,000 a year, so Scotland would likely have to pay compensation to the Northern Irish FA if they allow him to leave his position to take up the vaccancy with the SFA.

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