Following the sacking of Mark Hughes, Stoke targeted Derby's Gary Rowett as his replacement.
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.
Former Irish worldwide Kevin Kilbane gave his opinion about what may have a bearing on O'Neill's decision to move on.
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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.
Stoke City remain keen on appointing Martin O'Neill as their new manager and are making a concerted attempt to persuade him to leave the Republic of Ireland are four years in worldwide football.
What's more, it appears that Roy Keane will likely be part of any potential deal with O'Neil.
O'Neill has worked alongside Keane in the Ireland job since 2013 and the pair helped the nation reach Euro 2016, while just missing out on qualification to this summer's World Cup after losing a two-legged play-off against Denmark in November.
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He called some of the game's biggest moments and even gave the Rose Bowl its nickname of the "Granddaddy of the All". He was a five-time National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association National Sportscaster of the Year recipient.
Should Keane not leave then Steve Walford, Steve Guppy and Seamus McDonagh are in contention for roles.
Although the Football Association of Ireland said yesterday that they had not received any approach from Stoke, the fact that O'Neill is officially out of contract meant neither the club nor O'Neill were obliged to notify the association.
He told RTE Radio 1: "It's embarrassing for the FAI".
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