Monday 19 February 2018

O'Neill ponders Foxes return

Martin O'Neill was last night weighing up the prospect of a return to Leicester City, more than a decade after his departure, WRITES JOHN PERCY.

O'Neill has left the door ajar on a possible second stint at the club after emerging as the No 1 target to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson. But it is believed he wants cast-iron assurances from the club's ambitious Thai owners before taking the job.

O'Neill has expressed concerns after Eriksson's sudden sacking and fears an underwhelming second spell could tarnish his excellent reputation at the club where he lifted two League Cups. However, the Leicester board are determined to persuade him and will promise substantial funds for the January transfer window in an attempt to swing the deal.

Eriksson said his goodbyes to the Leicester squad yesterday morning and issued a statement through the LMA revealing his disappointment at leaving the club after only 13 months.

He said: "I have always thought, and still believe, that the club will be promoted this season." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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