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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill extends deal until 2024

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has signed a four-year contract extension which will run until 2024, the Irish Football Association announced on Friday.

The 48-year-old is set to guide Northern Ireland in the next two European Championship qualification campaigns and their quest to reach the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

He committed his long-term future to Northern Ireland after he turned down the opportunity replace Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager last month.

O'Neill led Northern Ireland to the last-16 at Euro 2016 but his team fell short of making it to this year's World Cup in Russia, losing a two-legged playoff against Switzerland last November.

As part of his new contract, O'Neill will also take up the role of chief football officer and will take overall responsibility for the development of the game in Northern Ireland.

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