O´Neill was in the reckoning for the post before McClaren was appointed last year and has again been tipped for the job should the former Middlesbrough boss be axed.
McClaren´s position is under scrutiny with England in danger of failing to qualify for Euro 2008, and Lerner said: "I would not stand in his way. I don´t know if I necessarily have any great insight on that subject. That would be between Martin and the FA."
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