Following the sacking of Mark Hughes, Stoke targeted Derby's Gary Rowett as his replacement.
It is now a straight choice between Ireland's Martin O'Neill and Espanyol's to be the next manager, as the club held further discussions on Thursday. While it was thought that Keane might stay with the FAI in a relatively smooth succession deal, the paper reports that Keane is likely to follow O'Neill across the water.
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Given the requirement to regain stability at the Bet365 Stadium following a disastrous 2017, sources claim Stoke would want O'Neill on an undivided basis.
Stoke were expected to meet O'Neill last night and have set aside time to continue negotiations today, in the hope of holding a press conference tomorrow and having their new man in place at Old Trafford.
O'Neill has still not decided whether to accept their offer as he and his assistant Roy Keane are excited by the challenge of building a new, younger Ireland squad during their European Nations Cup campaign, which starts later this year.
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He was plus-18 in 18 minutes while Golden State took a 63-49 lead at the break. He made just 6 of 13 shots and was minus-7 in almost 20 minutes of action.
He is held in high regard at the club, with a further pull factor for Stoke the fact that O'Neill has yet to sign the contract he has verbally agreed with the FAI, meaning the club won't have to pay any compensation.
Those comments were aired in the immediate aftermath of Ireland's hammering at the hands of Denmark in the November World Cup play-off.
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