Tuesday 23 January 2018

O'Neill not giving any consideration to Hibs

SHAMROCK ROVERS boss Michael O'Neill has moved to distance himself from speculation over the vacant manager's job at his former club, SPL outfit Hibernians.

There's a vacancy at Easter Road after the departure of John Hughes on Monday and O'Neill is one of the names being strongly linked with the post. O'Neill has an attachment to the club from his playing days with Hibs (1993-96), he has already worked in management in Scotland with Brechin City and is highly regarded due to his time with Rovers, especially after their performances in Europe last summer. But O'Neill, speaking after last night's defeat to Bohemians, says the job is not on his agenda.

"I can't not be aware of it as people won't stop phoning me about it. It's not something I am giving any consideration to at all," he said.

"My job is here, my job is to try and bring the league title home to Rovers and get into the final of the FAI Cup, it would be a fantastic season if we could manage to do both.

"I am not even two years into the job here, we have made a lot of progress but I am not looking any further than that now. My only focus is Sporting Fingal on Saturday," O'Neill added.

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