Michael O’Neill Confirmed as New Stoke Supervisor After 8-12 months Spell as Northern Eire Boss
Stoke Metropolis have confirmed the appointment of Northern Eire supervisor Michael O’Neill on a three-and-a-half yr contract.
The 50-year-old has been in his present position for eight years, and can oversee the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers in opposition to Netherlands and Germany earlier than assuming his new position.
In a quick assertion on their official web site, Stoke confirmed that the rumours that had been swirling for the previous 24 hours have been true – although their new boss was not instantly obtainable for remark.
It learn: “The 50-year-old heads to the wager365 Stadium after a massively profitable eight-year spell accountable for Northern Eire throughout which period he turned the primary supervisor to cause them to the European Championship finals in 2016.
“O’Neill, who has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Membership, will take cost of Metropolis at Barnsley tomorrow after he oversaw his first coaching session this morning.
“Michael is now totally focussed on getting ready the crew for the journey to Barnsley and can converse to the media for the primary time as supervisor of Stoke Metropolis after the sport in South Yorkshire.
Stoke can be hoping that O’Neill’s appointment can halt a worrying slide that has culminated within the Potters hitting all-time low within the Championship.
Earlier supervisor Nathan Jones was dismissed after 10 months in cost final week, with former midfielder Rory Delap overseeing the 2-1 loss at residence to West Brom.