Martin O'Neill has ruled out returning to Leicester City.

The Sun says O'Neill had been favourite to take over from Sven Goran Eriksson, who was axed on Monday.

But it is believed O'Neill would prefer to get back into work with a Premier League club.

O'Neill had been mulling over the Foxes job but wanted assurances from the Thai owners, who are demanding promotion to the top flight this season.

O'Neill left Aston Villa 14 months ago and has been out of work ever since.