Former Sunderland and Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill insists he hasn't heard from the FAI about the Republic of Ireland job.

O'Neill has been installed as favourite to succeed the sacked Giovanni Trapattoni.

But when speaking to Sir Clive Woodward on BBC Radio Five Live on Thursday evening, O'Neill gave the link short shrift, saying: "I have had no contact whatsoever from anyone at the Irish FA at this moment and there's not much more I can say about it."

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