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In pictures: Martin O’Neill’s playing and managerial career

The 61-year-old has achieved a quite a bit in the game over the past 40 years.

In pictures: Martin O’Neill’s playing and managerial career
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  • Training for Northern Ireland with Tommy Jackson and Roy Coyle in 1973.

    Source: SMG/Press Association Images
  • Shooting at goal as a Nottingham Forest player, where he played from '71 to '81.

    Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • Walking off the pitch at Lansdowne Road alongside John Giles after a 0-0 with Ireland.

    Source: EMPICS Sport
  • O'Neill (far right) wins the League Cup with Forest in 1979.

    Source: S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport
  • And the European Cup in 1980 (back far left).

    Source: Peter Robinson
  • In 1990, he becomes over as manager of Wycombe Wanderers.

    Source: EMPICS Sport
  • As well as taking them from the Conference to the Second Division, O'Neill wins the FA Challenge Trophy twice.

    Source: EMPICS Sport
  • With Leicester City, more silverware in the shape of two league cups and promotion to the Premier League follows.

    Source: EMPICS Sport
  • His next job was to wrestle back the SPL from Rangers at Celtic.

    Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • The famous celebratory leap.

    Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • There's domestic treble in his first season.

    Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • The Hoops lose out to Jose Mourinho's Porto in the 2003 UEFA Cup final, however.

    Source: John Walton
  • Martin and Henrick Larsson with the Scottish Cup.

    Source: PA
  • Receiving an OBE with his wife Geraldine and daughters Aisling and Alana in 2004.

    Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • The FAI award O'Neill with International Personality of the Year in 2005.

    Source: INPHO
  • After a year out of football to take care of his ill wife, O'Neill joined Aston Villa in 2006.

    Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • Under O'Neill, Villa show vast improvements.

    Source: EMPICS Sport
  • They go down to Man United in the 2010 Carling Cup final.

    Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • Doing a spot of punditry with Roy Keane.

    Source: EMPICS Sport
  • Martin O'Neill with Shane Lowry at the 2010 JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am.

    Source: Cathal Noonan
  • IN late 2011, O'Neill agrees to take charge of his boyhood club Sunderland.

    Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • But after a decent first season, things don't go so well and he is sacked in March 2013.

    Source: Owen Humphreys

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