The 74-year-old has left his position by mutual consent following a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign and O'Neill heads the list of candidates to replace himThe Football Association of Ireland begin their search for Giovanni Trapattoni's successor following a string of disappointing results and BetVictor have former Sunderland and Celtic manager Martin O'Neill as firm Even Money (2.00) favourite to take over the management of the national team.
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The 61-year-old is the obvious frontrunner due to his impressive CV and immediate availability despite leaving his last post at Sunderland under somewhat of a cloud in March this year.
O'Neill's appearance at Friday's 2-1 defeat to Sweden in Dublin has only served to increase the speculation that he is the man to take over and his priced has been backed accordingly by eagle-eyed punters.
With such a clear favourite the market contains plenty of big priced candidates too. Current Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is rated as a 8/1 (9.0) shot to leave his role at Portman Road and take over the national side while Leeds manager Brian McDermott is priced at 20/1 (21.0).
Liam Brady, currently head of youth development at Arsenal is now 12/1 (13.0) with BetVictor, the 57-year-old made 72 appearances for the national team but his manangerial experience is somewhat limited when compared to other candidates in the market.
A couple of longer priced candidates who have been backed in BetVictor's market are currently available duo Roy Keane (16/1) and David O'Leary (25/1) who both have managerial experience in the Premier League but for now it seems that O'Neill may be the man to lead Ireland in their qualifying campaign for Euro 2016.
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