Sammy McIlroy suggests why Michael O’Neill could take Rangers job

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.

Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers reportedly want Michael O’Neill to be in charge of the Gers.

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

Manchester United legend Sammy McIlroy has suggested to The Herald that Michael O’Neill could take the Rangers or the Everton managerial job.

O’Neill is currently in charge of the Northern Ireland national football team, who have just failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia next summer.

According to The Scottish Sun, Scottish Premiership club Rangers are interested in appointing the 48-year-old as their new manager.

The Gers are on the hunt for a new permanent manager following the departure of Pedro Caixinha in October.

Caixinha parted company with the Ibrox outfit due to a run of disappointing results in the Scottish Premiership.

Northern Ireland's manager Michael O'Neill watches on the touchline during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Northern Ireland and Germany at the National...

The Scottish Sun has also claimed that Sunderland in the Championship in England are also interested in O’Neill.

Everton are on the lookout for a new permanent manager as well, with David Unsworth currently in charge of the first team following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman.

Former Northern Ireland international midfielder McIlroy has suggested why O’Neill could take the Rangers managerial job.

Michael O'Neill, Manager of Northern Ireland looks dejected following the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: Second Leg between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at St. Jakob-Park on...

“He has big, big questions to ask himself,” McIlroy told The Herald about O'Neill. “If Scotland were interested he would have to ask himself: ‘Why would I leave Northern Ireland for Scotland?’

“Is it because there are far more players to work with and they are renowned as a bigger nation?

“He has to ask himself does he still want that sort of role or does he crave day to day involvement at a big club. Would that be appealing to him?

“He’s never had a taste of life as a manager at a major football club. If a big club, a Glasgow Rangers or an Everton, comes in he may decide that is his next challenge.”

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