The former Brechin City manager has worked wonders with the Irish and only missed out on next year’s finals after losing 1-0 on aggregate to a hotly disputed goal.
Moreover, O’Neill led Northern Ireland to the European Championships in 2016 – the country’s first major tournament in 31 years – and took them from 88th in the world when he took over to 20th.
It’s been an impressive stint in charge, but with his contract now drawing to an end, could O’Neill be about to take over from Gordon Strachan at Hampden?
This lot definitely think so:
Scotland need someone to do for us what Michael O’Neill has done for N. Ireland. Who better than the man himself if he can be persuaded?
— Gregor Scotland (@gregorscotland) November 12, 2017
Michael O'Neill, Scotland job's yours mate.
— Mark Nelson (@marknelsoncomic) November 12, 2017
Cheated out of it from the first game. Michael O’Neill must now be top of Scotland’s list for next manager
— Paul Deehan (@PaulDeehan) November 12, 2017
Michael O'Neill surely to become next Scotland manager too after tonight's result!
— Big Chief Swifthalf (@Rhik17) November 12, 2017
So that's Norn Iron out the World Cup after a dodgy penalty and despite giving their fans last minute hope. All I'm saying is, Michael O'Neill is clearly ready for the Scotland job.
— Gordon Menzies (@mighty_GOR) November 12, 2017
Given n Ireland's glorious failure to qualify I think michael O'Neill has proven he's perfect for Scotland job
— Chris (@busterAmurdoch) November 12, 2017
People saying Scotland shouldn't go for Michael O'Neill are daft. Even if Scotland got to a playoff that would be huge progress.
— Matthew Dempsey (@mattie_spain) November 12, 2017
Think that will be the last game with Michael O'Neill in charge also. What a legend and servant he has been for the GAWA. I hope I'm wrong but can see him taking the Scotland job.. 😢
— Craig//Toddツ (@CraigJamesTodd) November 12, 2017
Although I wouldn't be confident in *any* management team ending Scotland's consistent failure since 1998, the @ScottishFA could do worse than looking into appointing Michael O'Neill as manager, with Paul Lambert as his assistant.
— Michael McDonald (@Mikey_Bhoy_1993) November 12, 2017
Your honour I'd like to present the case for Michael O'Neill becoming the next Scotland manager https://t.co/qLQs6jcnx9
— Kieran Polland (@Kieran_Polland) November 12, 2017
Having worked in Scottish football previously, O’Neill has always retained an interest in it, and still lives in Scotland – but would he really be the right man to restore Scotland’s footballing pride?
What do you think?