Cardiff City appoint ex-Ireland boss Mick McCarthy as first-team manager

Sat, Jan 23 2021

English Championship side Cardiff City have appointed Mick McCarthy as the club’s new first-team manager.

McCarthy takes charges of the Bluebirds just days after it emerged that the club had parted ways with former boss Neil Harris.

Harris’ reign ended following a wretched losing run that saw Cardiff slip to 15th in the Championship table.

The former Ireland boss takes charge of Cardiff just 16 days after he was relieved of his duties as APOEL manager.

“I'm delighted to be here,” McCarthy told Cardiff City TV after being appointed. “I'm thrilled by the opportunity.

“I want to get the Club back to winning games and I want to get smiles back on the players' faces. If we do that, then we'll get smiles back on the fans.

“We've got a good squad of players and I'm looking forward to getting down to work.”

McCarthy’s first game as Cardiff City boss will see him bring his side to Barnsley on Wednesday evening. Kick-off is at 7pm at Oakwell.

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