Former City Player Could Be Tempted By Leicester Job

Last updated : 06 March 2017 By CNS Sport


Former Coventry City midfielder Michael O'Neill has said that he could be interested in the Leicester City manager's job.

The job has become vacant due to the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri and although Leicester are to speak to currenty caretaker Craig Shakespeare, O'Neill, who is currently the manager of the Northern Ireland national team, has said that he could be interested.

"I think you're always tempted - you have to consider these things if the opportunity is presented to you," O'Neill told BBC Sport at the unveiling of a new education and heritage centre at Belfast's Windsor Park.

"I have a good relationship with the board and the (Irish Football) Association here. I've been in the job five years now and I'm contracted for another three.

"I don't think you can ever say 'no' in football. Equally I'm not actively looking for another job; I've said that all along.

"When vacancies have arisen, particularly in England this year, my name has been mentioned but I actively haven't sought to find another job outside the one I'm in.

"That won't change over the course of my contract and if an opportunity presents itself, the association and myself will sit down, look at it and see where we go from there."