The Irish FA is close to agreeing a deal for Michael O’Neill to return as Northern Ireland manager on a long-term contract.
It follows weeks of talks with the former Stoke City boss, who was the No 1 target.
O’Neill spent eight years in the role between 2012 and 2020.
His first game is expected to be away to San Marino in a European Championship qualifier on March 23 followed by a return to Belfast as they host Finland three days later.
More to follow….
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