Michael O'Neill last night responded to speculation linking him with the vacant Aberdeen post.

The Northern Ireland manager has been tipped as a possible candidate for the Pittodrie job.

However, after leading his side to a 1-0 win at Hampden, O'Neill claims the job hasn't even crossed his mind.

O'Neill did concede, though, that he might be at Hampden again next month as Aberdeen take on Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final - but only in the stands.

The national team boss said: "Will I be be back here? No I don't intend to.

"The speculation is created by you guys and I am not even thinking about it at this moment in time.

"I might come and watch the game but that will probably be it."

READ MORE: Clock is ticking but Aberdeen cannot rush new manager search

Despite Northern Ireland's victory - taking Scotland to seven games without a win - O'Neill tipped Steve Clarke's side to do well at Euro 2024 this summer.

“Scotland will go to the finals and the games will not be like this,” he said. “They will not have that level of possession in Germany. They won’t face opposition like us who make them play in front of them. They’ll be the ones who sit a little deeper and they’ll have a threat on the counter-attack.

“I would imagine that will suit them a bit better because they have got very good players, you could see that. They are having a little bit of a tricky time, but I wouldn’t be concerned about that. I think they will go to Germany and they will give a really good account of themselves.”