O’Neill admits he is ‘tempted’ by Leicester City job

Northern Ireland fans won’t be too pleased today after Michael O’Neill revealed that he would be tempted if he was offered the Leicester City job.

Former Shamrock Rovers boss O’Neill, who remarkably guided Northern Ireland to Euro 2016, has been linked with the vacant Foxes job following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri and the 47-year-old admitted that he would not rule out a potential Premier League switch.

“You have to consider these things if the opportunity is presented to you,” O’Neill told the BBC.

“I don’t think you can ever say ‘no’ in football but equally I’m not actively looking for another job.

“When vacancies have arisen particularly in England this year, my name has been mentioned but I actively haven’t sought another job outside of the one I’m in. That won’t change over the course of my contract.

“It’s always nice to be linked with jobs. It’s the nature of football now and the media that surrounds football.”

O’Neill recently had a MBE bestowed upon him by the Queen of England for his services to football and the community in Northern Ireland.

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