Northern Ireland continue Michael O'Neill contract talks

Northern Ireland continue O'Neill talks
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Irish FA president Jim Shaw confirms that contract talks are ongoing with Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

Irish Football Association president Jim Shaw has confirmed that contract talks are ongoing with Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

The 44-year-old's current deal is due to expire following Tuesday's final World Cup qualifier against Israel in Tel Aviv.

However, Shaw is confident that O'Neill will sign fresh terms with the national team once the qualifying campaign is over.

"We have started the process and it will go on through October and possibly beyond," he told the Belfast Telegraph.

"I personally haven't changed my view and still want Michael to continue and believe he remains the right man for the job."

O'Neill took charge of Northern Ireland in December 2011 when he replaced Nigel Worthington.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill on the touchline during the World Cup qualifier against Portugal on September 6, 2013
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