Northern Ireland manger Michael O'Neill has been offered a four-year contract extension after being approached about the Scotland vacancy, according to reports. 

The Scottish FA were granted permission to speak with the 48-year-old last week as they continue their search for Gordon Strachan's successor. 

However, widespread reports on Tuesday suggest that the former Brechin City and Shamrock Rovers boss has been offered a new deal until 2024 as the IFA look to retain his services.

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O'Neill made his name by leading Northern Ireland to the last 16 at Euro 2016 last summer, their first major tournament appearance in 30 years, and earned an improved contract until 2020 as a result.

He subsequently led the country to a World Cup play-off, where they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate by Switzerland earlier this month thanks to a controversially awarded penalty. 

Rangers have also been linked with the Edinburgh-based manager, while West Bromwich Albion are believed to be interested after sacking Tony Pulis on Monday.