Stoke appoint Northern Ireland boss as new manager in time for Barnsley

STOKE City have appointed Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill (pictured) to succeed Nathan Jones as their first team manager.
The Potters have agreed that O’Neill can continue to take charge of the Irish for their final two Euro 2020 qualifiers and any play-The former Shamrock Rovers manager takes over team affairs immediately and will be in the dug-out for Saturday’s bottom-of-the-table clash away to Barnsley.
The 50-year-old guided Northern Ireland to Euro 2016 and the brink of the 2018 World Cup.
Irish FA chief executive Patrick Nelson said: “We reluctantly agreed to allow Stoke to talk to Michael after they met the compensation requirements. Michael has now agreed terms with the EFL Championship club.