O’Neill denies Hull rumours

Martin O’Neill has dismissed rumours linking him with the Hull job as caretaker boss Mike Phelan closes on the position.

Hull: O'Neill denies Hull rumoursHull: O'Neill denies Hull rumours

Phelan has impressed in very trying circumstances since the departure of Steve Bruce in the summer, and the Tigers have got the new Premier League season off to a flyer.

However, that has not stopped suggestions that Hull are looking elsewhere for a new manager, and reports in the press suggested Republic of Ireland manager O’Neill was a target.

The rumours were fuelled after it emerged that O’Neill has yet to sign a new two-year deal with the Republic, but the former Aston Villa boss has played down all the talk.

“I don’t think anything of that,” O’Neill told Sky Sports when asked about the Hull link. “There will be no hiccups with my contract, I should imagine we’ve got it sorted. In fact, we’ve shaken hands on a deal some time ago.”

Phelan still looks the hot favourite to get the job, although the length of his contract has yet to be decided and is likely to be just for the season.

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