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Ian Baraclough: I will prove I am worth a longer stay as Northern Ireland boss


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Ian Baraclough

Ian Baraclough

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Job lot: Ian Baraclough has tweaked senior staff roles

Job lot: Ian Baraclough has tweaked senior staff roles

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Ian Baraclough

New Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough is convinced he will show between now and the end of next year that he is worth an extension to his contract.

Baraclough was appointed as Michael O’Neill’s successor last month but some eyebrows were raised when the Irish FA announced they had only given him an 18-month deal.

The 49-year-old insists he was happy with the length of agreement and is determined to prove what he can do in what will be a busy period with Nations League games, Euro 2020 play-offs and possibly the finals next year plus World Cup qualifiers.