Michael O’Neill has ‘accepted’ management position at struggling Championship side Stoke City.

The relegation-threatened club currently sit at the bottom of the table after two wins from 15 games and were looking for a new manager to help end their bad run of form.

The 50-year-old will double his salary as he makes the switch from the Northern Ireland national team, going from £750,000 a year to £1.5 million.

O’Neill will conclude his international career with two more matches in charge of Northern Ireland including two European Championship qualification matches facing Netherlands and Germany, according to reports.

He is also set to be in attendance for City’s game against Barnsley this weekend.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes, Motherwell gaffer Stephen Robinson and Northern Ireland under-21 coach Ian Baraclough were also reported to be linked with the job.