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Michael O'Neill

Nigel Worthington

Name: Michael Andrew Martin O'Neill MBE
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 - April 2022)
Stoke City manager (November 2019 - September 2022)

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
with Northern Ireland
UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group F Winner
BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2015
RTE Sport Manager of the Year 2015
Philips Sports Manager of the Year 2015 (shared with Martin O'Neill)
Belfast Telegraph Coach/Manager of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017
NIFWA International Personality of the Year 2015/16
LMA Special Achievement Award 2015/16

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. Wright left the set-up when appointed St Johnstone manager in June 2013 and was replaced by Maik Taylor. McKinley left in September 2014 when appointed as Watford boss with Jim Magilton taking on the role of assistant manager and Stephen Robinson also joining the coaching set-up, both on an interim basis. Jimmy Nicholl was then appointed as permanent assistant manager in March 2015, with Robinson retaining his coaching role.

More to follow.

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