The Mackem Leprechaun is counting on his past experience to haul the Mackems out of trouble . but if Reading win at the Stadium Of Shite on Tuesday . he is gone!
The Black Cats currently sit third from bottom in the Premier League, having won only two of their last 23 league games.
Reading are 3/1 to win - and that's the betting on his future.
Martin O'Neill: "I've been in management 20 years. I've had tougher times at other clubs and we've come through them.
"When I went to Leicester City, the first 10 or 11 games I couldn't win a match to save my life. We turned that round and were pretty successful.
"The first year at Aston Villa was exceptionally tough indeed. We'll pull round and, inevitably I hope, we'll get a team that the supporters are really proud of.
"The team is essentially the same as last season so it's a tough struggle, but we'll get there.
"There's lots of elements attached to this. The unity is very important of course but the players this time last year were in a similar position so we've got a bit of experience of that.
"We'd obviously hope that experience plus the spirit that exists in the squad would give us a headstart."
Source: Newcastle United Mad