O’Neill turns down Scotland job

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has politely refused the SFA offer for him to manage the Scotland national side.

The 48-year-old is contracted with Northern Ireland until 2020 with a proposed new contract on the table that runs until 2024.

“It’s a huge honour to be offered the position, however I do not feel that this is the right opportunity for me at this moment in my career,” he said.

“I would like to place on record my gratitude to the SFA for the very professional manner in which they conducted negotiations and I would also like to wish them every success for the future.”