Yes, definitely. He's so inspirational, he's very tactical. Even the other night, we had just got off the plane and were on the bus on the way to the hotel.'He had watched the first half of the game and he came down the bus and he was like: 'We're calling a meeting tonight and we're going to FIFA Coins watch it because you didn't play that bad, there are so many basic things you can improve on.
It gave everyone a lift straight away. He's got such composure and his team talks, he says the right things to get the lads going. You can see everyone plays for him and we all really respect him.'Appointed in December 2011.
O'Neill saw Northern Ireland dip to 129th in the FIFA rankings early in his reign before beginning the extraordinary climb to success.Euro 2016 ended a 30-year wait for a major finals, with O'Neill's side now ranked 23rd in the world. O'Neill was left disappointed on Sunday as his team narrowly missed out on the World Cup.
We've spoken about when he first came in and it was difficult, but look at things now,' added Evans, who was the subject of an £18million summer bid from Manchester City.'He's got a real good group of lads there and he's created an atmosphere where all the players are thriving.'Former Hamilton goalkeeper Michael McGovern was equally effusive about O'Neill and believes he can enjoy further success by staying with Northern Ireland.