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Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has confirmed that he has agreed a new contract with the FAI, which will extend his tenure as manager until the European Championships in 2020.

O’Neill hinted earlier at Thursday afternoon’s press conference that there was a “willingness” to stay in the job beyond next summer’s World Cup, and the Derry man confirmed that he has agreed to extend his contract.

Speaking to FAI TV, O’Neill said that his initial doubts about international football have been banished following a successful first term in charge, which led the Ireland team to Euro 2016 last summer.

And O’Neill also admitted that he believes that the future of Irish football is bright with several new players breaking into the senior squad, and he is excited about the future.

 

 

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