Fulham first-team coach Billy McKinlay has been appointed as Northern Ireland's new assistant manager, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

McKinlay, who joined Fulham in 2004, will continue his role at Craven Cottage, but will link up with new Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill during international breaks.

"I am honoured to accept the assistant manager's position with Northern Ireland," McKinlay said on Fulham's website.

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