Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill. Presseye/William Cherry/INPHO
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Michael O'Neill set for new four-year Northern Ireland contract worth £500k annually - reports

O’Neill has guided Northern Ireland to their first major tournament since 1986.

NORTHERN IRELAND MANAGER Michael O’Neill is reportedly on the verge of a new four-year contract after guiding his team to the Euro 2016 finals in France.

The Irish FA have tabled a package that would see O’Neill reportedly receive £500,000 a year, according to this morning’s Belfast Telegraph newspaper.

O’Neill has steered Northern Ireland to their first major tournament since the country competed in the 1986 World Cup.

Their extremely impressive qualifying form saw them top Group F ahead of Romania and Hungary with six wins, three draws and just a single defeat.

The Euro finals draw has pitted Northern Ireland in Group C where they will go up against Poland, Ukraine and Germany.

Northern Ireland Euro 2016 Fixtures

  • 12 June – Poland – Allianz Riviera, Nice
  • 16 June – Ukraine – Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
  • 21 June – Germany – Parc Des Princes, Paris

Former Shamrock Rovers boss O’Neill became Northern Ireland manager in December 2011.

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