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Mike Phelan alongside Sir Alex Ferguson

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<b>MARTIN O'NEILL</b><br/>
Former Celtic boss O'Neill is strongly linked with the Sunderland post whenever it becomes vacant but has yet to actually make the move to Wearside. After nearly 18 months out of the game, however, the Northern Irishman may be ready to re-enter the fray and is odds-on with some bookmakers to take the role.

Job is O'Neill's to turn down, but Hughes waits in the wings

The job of Sunderland manager is Martin O'Neill's to turn down with Mark Hughes, the other preferred candidate, forced to wait to discover whether the Northern Irishman sees the Stadium of Light as the platform on which to end his 16-month hiatus from football.

Steve Bruce was sacked by Sunderland after taking 21 points from a possible 81

Sunderland position is O'Neill's to turn down

Mark Hughes second choice if Irishman decides to further delay return to dugout

<b>MARTIN O'NEILL</b><br/>
Former Celtic boss O'Neill is strongly linked with the Sunderland post whenever it becomes vacant but has yet to actually make the move to Wearside. After nearly 18 months out of the game, however, the Northern Irishman may be ready to re-enter the fray and is odds-on with some bookmakers to take the role.

Martin O'Neill and Mark Hughes top Sunderland list of targets

Sunderland have begun making contact with candidates to replace Steve Bruce as manager, with Martin O'Neill at the very top of their list.

United winger Bebe out for six months

Manchester United winger Bebe could be sidelined for up to six months after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for Portugal Under-21s in Slovakia on Tuesday night.

Portugal hope Ronaldo can fulfil his lust for glory on national stage

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Carlos Queiroz confirmed as Iran manager

Former Portugal boss Carlos Queiroz today signed a three-year deal to take charge of the Iran national team.

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