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Name Mick McCarthy
Gender Male
Ethnic Irish
Job Irish Football Coach
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Org Ireland National Team
Club as Coach Ipswich Town


Roy Keane Roy Keane famously missed the World Cup 2002 and has since admitted it was his biggest regret. He claimed he should’ve put his personal issues with football manager Mick McCarthy to one side for the sake of the team

2010 11 04 Retrieve

[Wolves manager Mick McCarthy still bitter over reaction to resting players against Manchester United last season] We were certainly singled out. Others have done it, and I did it and everybody found it suddenly really distasteful. If we’d have won, nothing would have come of it. And actually, we put up a good show. I wonder if I’d get away with nine changes. I don’t know, I’ll have to ring somebody at the Premier League offices and ask what I can do

[McCarthy believes his club could upset the odds again] I think the performance we had at Old Trafford gave us plenty of confidence and belief, as did the one we had as Stamford Bridge [where they lost 2-0].

They have probably led to the result we got against Manchester City. If all those things help then we should be in better shape going to Old Trafford

[Until the victory over mega-rich City, Wolves had been playing well without reaping the points reward but McCarthy maintains that it never worried him] I’ve been saying that if we were playing rubbish and getting beaten every week then we’d got no chance - we might as well pack up and go home. But we weren’t, we were playing well but not getting the bit of luck that you need to win. We probably had that last week.

[With United missing first-teamers Nani, Darren Fletcher and Wayne Rooney, McCarthy knows that it will still be tough be tough going to get anything out of the game] We’re going to Old Trafford, for God’s sake. Manchester United at Old Trafford - it has quite an ominous ring, doesn’t it? I’m not bothered what team they put out, they’ve always got fabulous players and the best manager. It’s a good recipe for success

2011 09 28 Retrieve

[Wolves striker Kevin Doyle signs new four-year contract] It’s great news that Kevin has signed the new contract and his future is now secured for another four years. He has been a key player for us in maintaining our Premier League status over the last two seasons when he has made a major contribution.

From day one when he arrived he settled at the club and has been the consummate professional in the way he plays and also conducts himself off the pitch.

He remains a big part of what we are trying to achieve here, and we are delighted that he has agreed to extend his stay.

2018 02 03 Retrieve

[Mick McCarthy gives a unique analogy to his opponents’ tactics after his side’s 1-0 home defeat by Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers] It’s a bit of parasite football then. They can prey and feed on our mistakes then. I don’t blame them for that and they are very good at it. On the break they have quality

2018 05 10 Retrieve

[Reported Kaizer Chiefs target Mick McCarthy confirms interest from South Africa] From Australia, I had a call, from South Africa, Israel, all nice and local for me (laughs). They all kind of appeal to me to get back into work, but no, it’s a bit far. I would love to get back in the Premier League at some stage

2018 11 25 Retrieve

[Republic of Ireland appoint McCarthy with Kenny to take over in 2020] I’m honoured and excited to be back with the Republic of Ireland. I am delighted that the FAI Board and CEO have given me this opportunity to lead the team to Euro 2020.

I have been involved in club football for the last 15 years, so this will be a new challenge but one that I know well. I’m delighted to have Terry Connor, a trusted colleague and excellent coach, and Robbie Keane, one of the finest players who I had the pleasure of managing, helping me as assistant coaches

I am looking forward to getting started and embracing this challenge to qualify for Euro 2020, where it would be fantastic to play in front of the Ireland supporters in Aviva Stadium

2019 09 11 Retrieve

[McCarthy rules out Republic of Ireland stay beyond Euro 2020] You know the situation. I’ve just said no. Hopefully we qualify for the Euros and it [the succession plan] will be seen as a really good decision.

[McCarthy gave five players their international debuts against Bulgaria] Ultimately the result pleased me the most. Josh Cullen deserved man of the match – he was excellent. Alan Browne was also excellent. I loved James Collins’ performance when he came on. Jack Byrne lit the place up with his forward passing and created two goals.

[However, with first-choice left-back Enda Stevens suspended for Ireland’s trip to Georgia, McCarthy will ask the Stoke City defender to step in] Stephen might tell me to get lost and he is retired. But if I want him, he might just put his boots on one more time. James McClean is probably one of the best options if I don’t have a recognised left-back. Hourihane had no chance at left-back ever. I played him to give him 65 minutes

2019 10 30 Retrieve

[Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher backed to shine against Arsenal by McCarthy] I’ve been speaking to him, messaging him, and he’s quite confident, I think, that he’s going to be OK. I think you’ll find the last one I picked, Shay Given, did all right. If I pick him, I have faith in him. I don’t question their age, if I do pick them, they have to go out and play, and I trust them to play.

Arsenal is a big game, that’s the reason I put him in. He played in the last League Cup tie and I was aware that he might play in this one. Alan Kelly likes him but, equally, he is not playing every week.

He’s playing behind that Liverpool team as well and I’m not sure how much work he’ll get. He might get a bit more work playing for us!

[Although Kelleher finds himself behind both Alisson and Adrian in the pecking order at Anfield, Reds assistant boss Pepijn Lijnders has confirmed that the plan is for the Irishman to feature for the duration of the club’s Carabao Cup run] In this League Cup, it is Caoimhín’s competition. As I said before the MK Dons game, with youth development, with these moments when they are in between the U23s and the first team, consistency is very important. He had a good game and he is preparing for another one

2020 04 06 Retrieve

[McCarthy breaks silence after stepping down from Ireland post] I’m only doing what my contract says, I’m stepping down. There are things that are affecting other people far more than me. Yes, I’m bitterly disappointed I don’t get the chance to take us to the Euros in Dublin in 2021. But I’m also so pragmatic about it – I knew about it and that’s it. I’ve got no games now, so the sensible thing is to let Stephen take over so he can start his planning for Slovakia

[When asked if he plans to return to the touchline after the coronavirus crisis subsides, McCarthy made it clear that he is not yet considering retirement, despite his advancing years] Absolutely, I want to get back into it,” he added. “I’m not packing it in. I’m 61, not 71!

2020 04 20 Retrieve

[Chris Wilder backed for Premier League manager of the year] Chris Wilder. Brilliant. The way his teams play is fabulous, real attacking football. He has been the standout for me for a while. I know the manager of the year is generally the one who wins the league, but he’s doing a far better job than Jurgen Klopp. He hasn’t spent £100-200 million