Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has dismissed speculation linking him to the Hull City job.

The Derry man has agreed with the Football Association of Ireland to continue in his position for the duration of the World Cup qualifying campaign but has yet to put pen to paper on the deal.

Hull, currently fifth in the Premier League under caretaker boss Mike Phelan, have been linked to the ex-Celtic and Leicester manager. 

Asked about that rumour and the contract situation, O'Neill, who saw his Ireland side open their Russia 2018 bid with a 2-2 draw in Serbia last night, told Sky Sports: “I don’t think anything of that.

“There’ll be really no hiccups about [the contract] there. I should imagine we should have got it sorted.

“In fact, we’ve shaken hands on the deal quite some time ago.”

O’Neill, whose last club job was with Sunderland, and assistant Roy Keane took over in 2013 and led Ireland to this summer’s Euro 2016.

Former Ireland international Niall Quinn said: “The association will be delighted, of course, to hear him say that as well, just like to see his signature on the piece of paper too.”