Reports: Martin O’Neill favorite for Leicester City job

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Martin O’Neill could be on his way back to the Premier League as his name has become the top contender for the open managerial position at Leicester City.

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Reports out of England believe O’Neill could soon be reunited with the Foxes, a club he managed from 1995-2000.

He is currently under contract as manager of the Republic of Ireland national team, but many bookies have suspended betting on the open Leicester gig as reports have O’Neill slated for a return.

O’Neill enjoyed great success during his spell as Foxes’ boss, earning the team Premier League promotion in his first season in charge and winning the League Cup twice, in 1997 and 2000. He also has Premier League experience managing Aston Villa and Sunderland, and won seven trophies in five years as boss at Scottish side Celtic.

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Under contract with Ireland until the end of the EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, it is believed former Manchester United midfielder and current Ireland assistant Roy Keane would take over for the remaining matches should O’Neill leave.

Before Nigel Pearson led Leicester to a great escape last season, the Foxes seemed destined for relegation and O’Neill was asked if he would ever return to the club. His answer to BBC Radio was “Never say never.”