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Michael O'Neill signs new Northern Ireland contract

Michael O’Neill has agreed a two year extension to his contract with the Irish Football Association to remain as Northern Ireland manager.


The new deal will see Michael taking charge of the team for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.


Irish FA President, Jim Shaw said: “I am delighted that Michael has agreed a two year extension to his contract.  I have no doubt that he will be able to build on the work he has already done and will take us forward in the Euro 2016 campaign.


“Michael is a true professional who has passion and pride – something which he showed as a player for his country and now as a manager and I believe he is the right man for the job of Northern Ireland manager.”


Michael O’Neill said: “When I was appointed Northern Ireland manager I was honoured to have been chosen to manage my country; and I am extremely happy to have agreed a new two year deal with the Irish Football Association.


“I have said all along that I would like to continue in the role - I think there has been a major transition in the team; it's a very young squad, but a squad which has developed during the last campaign, with several young players of quality emerging; and I am now looking forward to taking the team into the European Championship qualifiers."

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