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Villa boss Lambert backing O'Neill for Ireland job

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is backing Martin O'Neill for the Republic of Ireland job.

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

Lambert said: "There's no doubt about it, he could do the job standing on his head. No problem.

"I've always said he's a fantastic manager and it would be up to him whether he'd want to go into international football or go back to club football. I don't know but whoever takes him has got a great manager."

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