As George was very quick to note, Laurie Sanchez has been offered a job with Fulham. The Belfast Telegraph reports that if he can keep them in the Premiership, he will net more than £1 million a year in salary. A tall order, worth pulling off. But if he does, the Tele reckons the European campaign will certain signal the end of his incredibly productive time at Northern Ireland.
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