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Michael O'Neill: I've never said I'll leave Northern Ireland job despite links

Michael O'Neill: I've never said I'll leave Northern Ireland job despite links
From ESPN - December 16, 2017

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has said he has not spoken to any other national football associations after being linked with both the United States and Scotland jobs.

O'Neill, who is discussing a new Northern Ireland contract after seeing his side lose to Switzerland in a World Cup qualifying playoff, has said he now wants to lead them to Euro 2020.

The Scottish FA was given permission to hold talks with O'Neill following the dismissal of Gordon Strachan, but the Northern Ireland boss, in charge for six years, said discussions had not taken place.

The BBC quoted him as saying: "I hope to get the team to another European Championship -- it's not a job I am going to leave easily.

"There's been a lot of speculation but I have still two years left on my contract. People are always assuming that I am going to make a decision to leave the position, but I have never said that.

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