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Fulham coach takes Northern Ireland post on part time basis

Fulham first-team coach Billy McKinlay has been appointed as Northern Ireland's new assistant manager. McKinlay will continue his role at Craven Cottage, but will link up with new Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill during international breaks.

"I am honoured to accept the Assistant Manager's position with Northern Ireland," McKinlay said on Fulham's website.

"I have known Michael O'Neill for over 20 years since our days at Dundee United together and it will be great to work alongside him.

"I am excited by this opportunity to work with the squad as there are a lot of talented players from Northern Ireland and I am looking forward to our first game against Norway."

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