Stoke City ask Irish FA for permission to approach NI boss Michael O'Neill

Championship struggles Stoke City make an official approach for Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

Former international player O'Neill, 50, has been NI boss for eight years, leading them to the Euro 2016 finals.

If O'Neill appointed to the Stoke job, it is believed he will remain in charge of Northern Ireland for their upcoming final Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Germany.