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O'Neill rebuffs the Boro...

O'Neill rebuffs the Boro...

Martin O'Neill remains in the frame for the Sunderland manager's job after rejecting Middlesbrough's offer.

Boro chairman Steve Gibson had talks with the former Celtic boss last week, but O'Neill has decided the Riverside job is not for him. Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest have also both courted O'Neill this summer, and both now have new managers in place.

It does increase the possibility that Niall Quinn, believed to have already held preliminary talks with the Ulsterman, could be set to get his man subject to the takeover being complete.

Nothing can happen officially until the consortium has completed its protracted takeover of the club, but nothing is stopping Quinn from holding talks with O'Neill or any other managerial candidate in the meantime.

However, if reports are to be believed, one of the major factors for O'Neill rejecting Boro was location, with the Irishman, who lives in Buckinghamshire, feeling that Boro is too far north away from his sick wife.

If so, it would mean that Quinn certainly has a job on his hands to persuade O'Neill that his next job should be on Wearside.


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Date:Wednesday May 31 2006
Time: 3:01PM

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who do u want?
green giant 12
31/05/2006 17:15:00
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go get O'Neill the Prem needs you!
merlin
02/06/2006 19:35:00
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Merlin Alex McLeish is better , he won more titles in less time than O'Neil . with a decent transfer budget he could get Sunderland bk up into the premiership
scottm_1989
06/06/2006 11:09:00
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You have got to be joking scottm. I think Mcleish was very lucky to manage a side that would virtually pick itself and at a time when celtic were re building.
FEn_100
07/06/2006 11:36:00
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