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Bookmakers have suspended the odds of Martin O’Neill being next Manager

Bookmakers have suspended the odds of Martin O’Neill becoming the next Leicester City manager after it is understood that the Premier League club have been given permission to talk with the former Aston Villa boss.

O’Neill is in charge of the Republic of Ireland national team. After a long time, Ireland are expected to qualify for Euro 2016 even at least in the play-off places. This would provide a lot of work for O’Neill in the coming 12 months. There are suggestions that he would retain his job as the England manager while also doing his duties as the Leicester boss.

The Premier League club are in the market for a new manager after recently sacking Nigel Pearson over a lot of differences. Pearson’s son – along with his three friends from the Leicester youth academy – have been found guilty of racial abuse of Thai people. This appears to have hurt Leicester’s owners, who are from this region. This coupled with the numerous issues surrounding Pearson over the last 12 months has broken the patience of the club. They are now looking for an experienced candidate to lead the team after having incredibly avoided relegation last season.

Despite being bottom of the table on Christmas, Leicester became one of the two teams to have survived at the end of the campaign. Towards the last seven games of the season, Leicester were the inform team and were leading this separate table. O’Neill was previously backed at 1/4 to take the job, while former Celtic boss Neil Lennon is also in the running at odds of 8/1, although you can get bigger ods if you use a promotion code. O’Neill is someone who knows Leicester City extremely well after having been in charge of the team back in 1995. They were one of the first teams he managed at the start of his club career.