28 December 2011

Michael O'Neill

Nigel Worthington
2012-date
incumbent

(c) BBC
Name: Michael Andrew Martin O'Neill
Born: 5 July 1969, Portadown

Playing Career:
Northern Ireland: 31 Full Caps (1988-1996)

Coaching Career:
Cowdenbeath assistant-manager
Brechin City manager (April 2006 - December 2008)
Shamrock Rovers manager (December 2008 - December 2011)
Northern Ireland manager (February 2012 - date)

Managerial Honours:
with Brechin City
Scottish Second Division Manager of the Month February 2007, December 2007, October 2008
with Shamrock Rovers
League of Ireland Premier Division Champion 2010, 2011, Runner-Up 2009
FAI Cup Runner-Up 2010
Setanta Sports Cup Winner 2011
SWAI Personality of the Year 2011

Biography:
31 times capped as a player, Michael O'Neill's managerial career began with Brechin City. He then spent three successful seasons in charge of Shamrock Rovers, where he was latterly assisted for a spell by Jim Magilton. As well as two titles and a Setanta Cup, Rovers also enjoyed an unprecedented run in the Europa League under O'Neill's charge.

In December 2011 it was announced that O'Neill had beaten off competition from Magilton and Iain Dowie for the appointment as Northern Ireland manager. He officially took the position from the 1st February 2012, with his first game against Norway at Windsor Park at the end of the month. Former Scotland international Billy McKinlay was appointed as his assistant, with Tommy Wright as goalkeeping coach.

More to follow.

Irish FA Announcement



Northern Ireland Record:
29-02-2012 Norway H L 0-3 FR

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