Belfast Telegraph

Michael's £2million reward

By Steven Beacom

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill's new four-year deal with the Irish FA will be worth a record busting £2million.

The Belfast Telegraph can reveal that O'Neill, having inspired the country to the Euro 2016 finals, is set to become Northern Ireland's highest paid boss ever, earning a whopping £500,000 per year.

An IFA source said: "It was a unanimous decision to pay that figure."

We can also disclose that a clause will be written into the new contract outlining that the IFA will receive compensation of up to £750,000 should O'Neill (right) move into club management.

The IFA know that after Euro 2016 their manager is going to be a wanted man. O'Neill has given his blessing to the compensation clause.

In October we told you the IFA would break with tradition and offer O'Neill a four-year extension as a reward for taking Northern Ireland to their first major tournament since 1986. Both parties are now in the process of rubber stamping the agreement with an announcement expected soon.

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