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In the Frame: Mick McCarthy

In the Frame: Mick McCarthy

According to the Lancashire Telegraph, Burnley have spoken informally to former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy over the vacant manager`s position at Turf Moor.

The 53-year-old was sacked by Wolves back in February and has not found another club since.

Could we afford him though? I am sure Clarets fans would certainly relish Mick as their manager. His knack of getting Championship clubs promoted is pretty legendary and of course he has considerable Premier League experience as well not to mention International experience as Republic of Ireland manager.

Bolton however have also been linked with the former Sunderland manager so we could be in a local battle with them for his signature.

McCarthy started off his managerial career at Millwall as player manager in March 1992. He took the club to the play-offs in 1993-94 after a third-place finish, but they lost out to Derby County in the semi finals. In Febraury 1996 he became Republic of Ireland manager and left the domestic scene for six years before returning to manage struggling Premier League club, Sunderland in March 2003. He could not prevent their relegation but stayed on and in the following season took them to the play-offs, but lost in a penalty shoot-out to Crystal Palace. The Black Cats though under McCarthy returned to the Premiership as Championship champions in the 2004-05 season.

Sunderland struggled yet again in the top flight and McCarthy was sacked in March 2006. His next appointment was as manager of Championship club, Wolves in July 2006. In April 2009, McCarthy saw his second club promoted to the Premier League as Champions. The following season, McCarthy kept Wolves in the Premier League, his first success at this level in three attempts and went one better the season after becoming the first Wolves manager in thirty years to maintain the club's top flight position for two successive seasons.

After that though, Wolves struggled and McCarthy was sacked in February 2012 following a run of poor results in a season which would eventually see them relegated back to the Championship.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday October 15 2012
Time: 10:42AM

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Would be absolutely amazing if we can get Mick on board!! Just can't see it though [Edited by turfmanphil]
turfmanphil
15/10/2012 10:46:00
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Would be absolutely amazing if we can get Mick on board!! Just can't see it though [Edited by turfmanphil]
turfmanphil
15/10/2012 10:46:00
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He'd be my choice , but the financial aspect is another matter entirely !
WelshClaret
15/10/2012 11:41:00
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He'd be my choice , but the financial aspect is another matter entirely !
WelshClaret
15/10/2012 11:41:00
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I like him and can't understand why Wolves dumped him. Pretty much a signature signing, if I'm not mixing metaphors, or something...Pleeeease, pleeeease!
Mike Mada
15/10/2012 11:58:00
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I like him and can't understand why Wolves dumped him. Pretty much a signature signing, if I'm not mixing metaphors, or something...Pleeeease, pleeeease!
Mike Mada
15/10/2012 11:58:00
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Of course, it was his loose interpretation of PL rules (for which he was punished) that gained Wolves an advantage when their first team, rested at OT, outran and outscored us a few days later at Molyneux. And his TV work puts me to sleep. I'd back him to stiffen our defence, and to keep the club moving forwards. But would it be passionate and exciting? And what do we want? Results or excitement? Passion or possession? Love or money? There does seem to be an emotional preference for an older man!
Couch Potato
15/10/2012 12:01:00
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Of course, it was his loose interpretation of PL rules (for which he was punished) that gained Wolves an advantage when their first team, rested at OT, outran and outscored us a few days later at Molyneux. And his TV work puts me to sleep. I'd back him to stiffen our defence, and to keep the club moving forwards. But would it be passionate and exciting? And what do we want? Results or excitement? Passion or possession? Love or money? There does seem to be an emotional preference for an older man!
Couch Potato
15/10/2012 12:01:00
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Mick for me if he is canny enough to cut his cloth.
grimsby claret
15/10/2012 13:07:00
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Mick for me if he is canny enough to cut his cloth.
grimsby claret
15/10/2012 13:07:00
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