O'Neill would be 'wonderful appointment' for Scotland
Former Brechin City chairman David Birse gave the manager his start at Glebe Park.
The man who gave Michael O'Neill his first job in management believes the Northern Irishman would be "a wonderful appointment" as Scotland boss.
The Scottish FA have approached their counterparts at the IFA to ask permission to speak to O'Neill about becoming Gordon Strachan's successor.
O'Neill has become a sought after manager after leading to Northern Ireland to Euro 2016 and narrowly missing out on a place at next year's World Cup but his journey began at Brechin City 11 years ago.
Former Brechin chairman David Birse was pivotal in bringing O'Neill to Glebe Park and says O'Neill impressed from the start and he had no doubts he could hit the heights in his career.
He told STV's Tyrone Smith about making the appointment and his views on O'Neill's ability.