Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill finished a successful 2015 by winning Coach of a Year during a BBC Sports Personality of a Year awards.
O’Neill’s organisation finished a 30-year deficiency from contest football by subordinate for their initial European Championship, that will be hosted by France in 2016.
The organisation won 6 and mislaid one of their 10 subordinate games to tip their group.
O’Neill was allocated in Dec 2011 after holding Irish bar Shamrock Rovers to a Europa League organisation stages.
He was presented a endowment by golfer Graeme McDowell and Olympic champion Denise Lewis to a outrageous acclaim from a Belfast crowd.
O’Neill said: “To be here on this theatre as a manager of my nation and to be going to France is really special for me.
“I would like to honour all a other nominees, it is really humbling to get a award.”
Northern Ireland and West Brom defender Jonny Evans was full of regard for a 46 year aged after their qualification.
“What we like about him is he won’t usually settle for what’s there, he’ll try to urge us as a team,” Evans said.
“The fact is he’s usually with us for 10 days during a time and has softened us as players, as a squad, as individuals.
“He gets everybody personification for him and his tactical bargain is fantastic.”