09/02/2018

Michael O'Neill Extends Contract With IFA

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has signed a four-year extension deal and will remain with the team until 2024.

As part of the deal with the Irish Football Association (FA) he will take up the post of Chief Football Officer and will have overall responsibility for the development of the game in Northern Ireland.
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Mr O'Neill said: "I am extremely proud to manage my country and I am pleased to be extending my time in charge of the senior team. In recent months I have been approached about taking other opportunities in football. However, no other challenge attracted me as much as taking Northern Ireland back to a major tournament.

"While that will be my main aim, I am also excited about my new role as Chief Football Officer and of having hands-on involvement in shaping our football development programmes and elite performance pathways.

"I would like to thank the Irish FA for the belief that they have shown in me by granting this contract extension and for the fans for their ongoing support of me and of the Northern Ireland senior men’s international team."

(CD)

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