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Published: 10:07 | 13/1/18

Michael O'Neill to hold talks with Scotland

The Scottish FA will hold talks with Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill about becoming their next manager.

The Irish Football Association (IFA) agreed to let O'Neill speak to to their Scottish counterparts after both governing bodies agreed a compensation package.

If the Portadown man, who lives in Edinburgh, agrees to switch countries he will become Scotland's highest paid manager in their history on a four-year deal with a bonus for reaching a major finals, a feat Scotland have not achieved since the 1998 World Cup finals in France.

But SFA chief executive Stewart Regan still has plenty of convincing to do with O'Neill thought to be torn between both jobs.

O'Neill who won two League of Ireland titles with Shamrock Rovers, has been a revelation in the Northern Ireland hot-seat taking them to their first major finals in 30 years where they reached the last-16 at the 2016 Euros. They also came within a whisker of qualifying for the World Cup finals in Russia, losing to a controversial penalty against Switzerland in a tight two-legged play-off.

The IFA have tabled a six-year new deal for O'Neill that is thought to be worth over £700,000-a-year [€785,000].

O'Neill has been Scotland's preferred candidate since Gordon Strachan was told his contract would not be renewed in October after failure to reach next summer's World Cup finals.

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