Northern Ireland makes the firing of its coach official

first_imgThe Northern Ireland football federation announced on Wednesday the dismissal of its coach, Martin O’Neill, due to the postponement of the ‘playoff’ of access to the European Championship due to the coronavirus.As explained by the federation in a statement, after the meeting held on Tuesday between the 55 UEFA associations, “it seems possible” that football organizations reprogram the ‘playoffs’ that will decide the last four places of the Euro Cup after the first day of the League of Nations in September. O’Neill was chosen for the coaching role in December 2011 and was to lead the team in the playoffs., that in principle they were going to play this spring and in which Northern Ireland faces Bosnia Herzegovina.“Because the matches have been postponed, the decision has been reached by both parties to conclude O’Neill’s time as coach permanently”said the federation.“I would have loved to have had the opportunity to coach the national team in these playoffs against Bosnia and have had the opportunity to qualify for another great tournament, but with the current situation that is not possible,” O’Neill said.last_img read more