Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill pleads guilty to drink-driving

Northern Ireland football manager Michael O’Neill has pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard he was caught by police on the outskirts of the city at about 1am on September 10 around three times the legal drink-drive limit.

Sheriff Thomas Welsh QC banned O’Neill from driving for 16 months and fined him £1,300.

The former Dundee United and St Johnstone player led Northern Ireland to the Euro 2016 finals in France and into this year’s World Cup play-offs, where they will face Switzerland.

His stunning performance has seen him suggested as a possible successor to Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager.