O’Neill wins Coach of a Year award

Michael O'Neill wins manager of a year

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Michael O’Neill wins manager of a year

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.”

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