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Report: Rangers manager target Michael O'Neill touted as Aberdeen McInnes replacement

Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill reacts after the FIFA football World Cup 2018 European play-off draw, on October 17, 2017 in Zurich.

Rangers have been linked to Michael O'Neill, but could he end up at Aberdeen?

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers' search for Pedro Caixinha's successor at Ibrox continues, with the club fast approaching a month since his sacking.

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has been linked with the role after the past 24 hours after the team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Yet The Telegraph suggest O'Neill could be destined for another role in Scotland, the Aberdeen job instead of the Rangers role.

Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill reacts after the FIFA football World Cup 2018 European play-off draw, on October 17, 2017 in Zurich.

Aberdeen currently have Derek McInnes in charge, but he is the current favourite to end up as Rangers manager, after he previously starred at Ibrox as a player.

SkyBet have McInnes as 1/3 favourite and O'Neill as a 6/1 outsider in their latest set of odds.

Derek McInnes Manager of Aberdeen during the Brechin City v Aberdeen - Pre Season Friendly, at Glebe Park on July 23, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

O'Neill enjoyed a brief loan stint for Aberdeen as a player, and The Telegraph's report suggests he would be an 'obvious candidate' to replace McInnes if Rangers can do a deal.

It all depends on whether Rangers can convince McInnes to switch clubs, or give up and focus on O'Neill or another candidate.

But one way or another there is a strong chance the Northern Ireland coach's next job will be in Scotland, where he has a home in Edinburgh.

 

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