Northern Ireland manager O'Neill 'arrested on suspicion of drink-driving'

Mark Lawford
Michael O’Neill was reportedly arrested for drink-driving

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

The 48-year-old was detained by police just outside Edinburgh on Sunday according to the Scottish Sun.

Police Scotland said they arrested and charged a 48-year-old man in connection with drink-driving on the A720 at about 12.55pm on Sunday.

He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court on 10 October.

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The court date is two days after Northern Ireland’s final World Cup qualifier match against Norway – they have already qualified for the play-offs for Russia 2018.

In a statement, the Irish Football Association (IFA) said it was “aware of an alleged drink-driving incident involving Michael O’Neill”.

The IFA added that it was a “police matter” and would make no further comment.

O’Neill led Northern Ireland to the last 16 of Euro 2016 and has been in charge of the team since 2012.

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