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Michael O'Neill in talks with Scottish FA to become highest-paid manager?

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has reportedly been in contact with SFA chiefs Alan McRae and Stewart Regan over becoming Scotland's new manager.

Michael O'Neill has reportedly formally met with Scottish Football Association chiefs over becoming the Scotland national side's highest-paid manager.

The 48-year-old is understood to have been formally approached in November and preliminary talks have been ongoing for a number of weeks

According to Sky Sports News, discussions are now set to reach a decisive stage as O'Neill - also offered a four-year extension by Northern Ireland - has been in contact with SFA officials Alan McRae and Stewart Regan.

Norn Iron will be given a £500,000 compensation payment should O'Neill, at the Windsor Park helm since 2011, agree terms on a four-year deal with Scotland.

The report suggests that O'Neill will become the nation's top earner, though Northern Ireland are also prepared to put together a £4m package to retain his services.


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