Could Celtic's Scottish Premiership winning manager Brendan Rodgers be tempted to take over the Republic of Ireland?
Aston Villa star Whelan is to captain Ireland against Northern Ireland.
Could former Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill really be appointed by Premier League strugglers Newcastle United if Rafa Benitez leaves?
O'Neill spent a decade at Derby County's local rivals Nottingham Forest, during the 1970s and '80s.
Leeds United are said to be in competition with 10 clubs for Gavin Whyte this summer.
Some have questioned Rangers for appointing the inexperienced Steven Gerrard as manager.
Rangers have failed to strongly challenge Celtic in recent times.
Martin O'Neill has warned Steven Gerrard against becoming the new Rangers manager.
Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has hailed Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.
Alan Pardew's position as West Bromwich Albion boss is said to be under threat.