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Shiels leaves role as Northern Ireland Women's manager

Kenny Shiels has left his role as Northern Ireland women's manager.

It comes after Sky Sports News revealed Shiels and Northern Ireland were negotiating his departure and follows a hugely successful spell that saw Shiels and the players make history by qualifying for a first major tournament

Northern Ireland reached the Euro 2022 finals in England last summer. Although they were knocked out at the group stage, it was considered a watershed moment for the national team and women's football in the country

Shiels departs despite having one year remaining on his contract.

He said: "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

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