Stoke appoint Northern Eire manager Michael O’Neill as manager on a few-and-a-50 %-12 months deal after Nathan Jones was sacked final week… but he will even now just take charge of Euro 2020 qualifiers following week!
Stoke have appointed Northern Eire manager Michael O’Neill as their new manager.
O’Neill replaces Nathan Jones in the hotseat adhering to his sacking final week after just ten months in charge.
Sportsmail claimed on Thursday that the Championship club had manufactured a formal solution to the Irish FA and were prepared to pay out the £650,000 payment figure provided in the new agreement O’Neill signed in February 2018.
Stoke have appointed Northern Eire manager Michael O’Neill as their new manager
Stoke’s club assertion on Friday browse: ‘Stoke Metropolis are delighted to ensure the appointment of Michael O’Neill as the club’s new manager.
‘The 50-12 months-outdated heads to the bet365 Stadium after a hugely successful 8-12 months spell in charge of Northern Eire for the duration of which time he grew to become the initial manager to direct them to the European Championship finals in 2016.
‘O’Neill, who has signed a a few-and-a-50 %-12 months agreement with the Club, will just take charge of Metropolis at Barnsley tomorrow after he oversaw his initial instruction session this early morning.
Nathan Jones was sacked as manager of Stoke at the begin of November adhering to a bad begin
‘The club can also ensure that O’Neill will just take charge of Ireland’s forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers towards Holland following Saturday and Germany the adhering to Tuesday.
‘Michael is now thoroughly targeted on preparing the workforce for the journey to Barnsley and will converse to the media for the initial time as manager of Stoke Metropolis after the activity in South Yorkshire.’
IFA main government Patrick Nelson mentioned: ‘We reluctantly agreed to allow Stoke to talk to Michael after they achieved the payment prerequisites. Michael has now agreed terms with the EFL Championship club.
‘Naturally, we are particularly let down that Michael is leaving us, having said that we are delighted all get-togethers have agreed Michael will be in charge for the video games towards Netherlands and Germany and probable Euro 2020 enjoy-off matches in March.
‘He has instilled extraordinary perception among the our players and motivated numerous youthful people to enjoy football and aspire to enjoy for Northern Eire. He has also provided our excellent lovers loads to cheer about in current yrs.’