Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is being linked with the Stoke City job after Mark Hughes was sacked following the club's humiliating 2-1 defeat to Coventry City in the FA Cup on Saturday. The Stoke City board are weighing up their options before looking at potential successors to Hughes as they look to secure their Premier League survival and O'Neill is reportedly high on their list.

The Irishman spent five years at Celtic Park winning the treble in his first season. He won three league titles, three Scottish Cups, a League Cup and led the club to the UEFA Cup Final, losing 3-2 after extra time to Jose Mourinho's Porto side - who would go on to win the Champions League a year later.

He has been Irish boss since November 2013 and guided them to the Euro 2016 Championships where they lost to France in the knock out round of the competition.

The 65-year-old had agreed a new two year deal deal with the FAI despite losing 5-1 to Denmark in the World Cup play-offs two months ago.

Since the defeat to Denmark, O'Neill has been linked with a number of roles including the Everton and Nottingham Forest job.