Northern Ireland Women’s manager Kenny Shiels departs

Northern Ireland manager Kenny Shiels
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Northern Ireland Women’s manager Kenny Shiels has stepped down after a successful four-year spell at the helm.

Shiels enjoyed unprecedented levels of success, guiding the team to a first ever major tournament in UEFA Women’s Euro 2022.

Shiels told “I have enjoyed my time as senior women’s manager immensely. I have worked hard with the players to raise their expectations and change their style of play so that we were a team to be reckoned with.

“This success has generated record attendance figures at senior women’s games and I was delighted to see so many of the Green and White Army travel to England to cheer us on last summer at the Euros.”

Irish FA CEO Patrick Nelson said: “Kenny’s impact on the women’s and girls’ game in Northern Ireland has been transformative. Securing that historic qualification to the Euros is forever etched in Irish FA history.

“We thank Kenny for his contribution to this and the success of the senior women’s team in recent years.”

Irish FA President Conrad Kirkwood said: “There have been some wonderful achievements for the senior women’s team under Kenny’s stewardship. We thank him for this and wish him the best for the future.”

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