No, not Martin. Shamrock Rovers’ Michael O’Neill is being lined up by the Irish FA to replace Nigel Worthington who officially stepped down as Northern Ireland manager last night following their 3-0 defeat to Italy which drew a close to a disappointing qualification campaign. O’Neill played nearly fifty times for Newcastle United in the late eighties before becoming something of a journeyman plying his trade for numerous clubs around the lower leagues of Scotland. After a spell managing Brechin he moved across to Ireland where he has performed wonders at Shamrock taking them on an amazing European adventure in the Europa League. It’s believed that the 42-year old from Portadown will want to stay with the club until their run is over.

He will no doubt be joined in the Northern Ireland dug-out with his current assistant Jim Magilton.