Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill wanted by Norwich City

James Ducker
Michael O'Neill guided Northern Ireland to the finals of Euro 2016 - Rex Features

Michael O'Neill, the Northern Ireland manager, is in the running for the vacant Norwich City job.

Fleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler is thought to be the leading candidate to take charge at Carrow Road this summer, but O'Neill is also being considered along with Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner.

Stuart Webber, Norwich's new director of football, is an admirer of O'Neill and has been impressed by the job the 47-year-old has done with Northern Ireland, whom he guided to the last 16 of last summer's European Championship finals in France.

Northern Ireland are currently second in their World Cup qualifying group behind world champions Germany and are well placed to secure a play-off spot in their bid to reach Russia.

O'Neill would not come cheap if Norwich opted to offer him the job, though. Under the terms of the contract O'Neill signed just over a year ago, the Irish FA are entitled to £750,000 in compensation.

Alex Neil was sacked by Norwich Credit: PA

Alan Irvine has been in temporary charge of Norwich since Alex Neil was sacked in March but he will move aside after this weekend’s final game at home to Queens Park Rangers.

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty - whose career was revitalised by O'Neill - plays for Norwich.

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