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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 15 2012

Time: 10:42AM

Your Comments

Would be absolutely amazing if we can get Mick on board!! Just can't see it though [Edited by turfmanphil]
turfmanphil
Would be absolutely amazing if we can get Mick on board!! Just can't see it though [Edited by turfmanphil]
turfmanphil
He'd be my choice , but the financial aspect is another matter entirely !
WelshClaret
He'd be my choice , but the financial aspect is another matter entirely !
WelshClaret
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
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
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
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
Mick for me if he is canny enough to cut his cloth.
grimsby claret
Mick for me if he is canny enough to cut his cloth.
grimsby claret
My choice also, his wages and what money he would get to spend would be a stumbling block.
8clarets8
My choice also, his wages and what money he would get to spend would be a stumbling block.
8clarets8
Have to say he does have a soporific voice though! Can put me to sleep just at the very thought of him opening his mouth! Brendan Foster is another one that does that to me! Oh well, if he gets us up Ill just have to wear ear mufflers!!
turfmanphil
Have to say he does have a soporific voice though! Can put me to sleep just at the very thought of him opening his mouth! Brendan Foster is another one that does that to me! Oh well, if he gets us up Ill just have to wear ear mufflers!!
turfmanphil
Owen Coyle attacking exciting stuff and 5 - 3 defeats at West Ham etc etc or promotion at any cost and survival at any cost, very suprised to see tmp has opted for option B now! ;)
VinRogue
Owen Coyle attacking exciting stuff and 5 - 3 defeats at West Ham etc etc or promotion at any cost and survival at any cost, very suprised to see tmp has opted for option B now! ;)
VinRogue
Edging my bets..Coyle first choice, McCarthy (or at least someone with a proven Championship promotion pedigree) second choice!
turfmanphil
Edging my bets..Coyle first choice, McCarthy (or at least someone with a proven Championship promotion pedigree) second choice!
turfmanphil
Can't see Brendan Foster being appointed, though if he is no doubt Steve Cram will be his no.2!! Seriously, we could do a lot worse than appoint McCarthy. He knows football at this level and could attract players to a club that needs a bit of an impetus. He would also help to generate publicity which, after the last couple of weeks, might help out our pretty poor PR team.
RickersTwickers
Can't see Brendan Foster being appointed, though if he is no doubt Steve Cram will be his no.2!! Seriously, we could do a lot worse than appoint McCarthy. He knows football at this level and could attract players to a club that needs a bit of an impetus. He would also help to generate publicity which, after the last couple of weeks, might help out our pretty poor PR team.
RickersTwickers
What about Grezza and Unsworth? I would like high profile, experienced and a winner. Being Burnley and realistic however, Grezza has a lot going for him in work ethic and football experience. I am trying to be constructive about the also rans....
VinRogue
What about Grezza and Unsworth? I would like high profile, experienced and a winner. Being Burnley and realistic however, Grezza has a lot going for him in work ethic and football experience. I am trying to be constructive about the also rans....
VinRogue
I think we could do a lot worse than Grezza VR, assuming that we don't manage to sign McCarthy or similar. His personality and sheer determination would certainly get the team spirit going, and I think he's got enough about him to sort out the defence as well . In holding midfielders we trust.
WelshClaret
I think we could do a lot worse than Grezza VR, assuming that we don't manage to sign McCarthy or similar. His personality and sheer determination would certainly get the team spirit going, and I think he's got enough about him to sort out the defence as well . In holding midfielders we trust.
WelshClaret
Could we trust Grezza not to don the shirt and hang about in front of the back 4 till they learn to cope without him? Or maybe that would be a good thing? I'll bet you he's still fit enough!
Couch Potato
Could we trust Grezza not to don the shirt and hang about in front of the back 4 till they learn to cope without him? Or maybe that would be a good thing? I'll bet you he's still fit enough!
Couch Potato
Quite like McCarthy as a fella, but not keen on his football....I guess if Bolton and Blackburn give him a wide berth though then Burnley is the perhaps the bracket of club he has fallen into. Not sure Grezza even fancies himself for a manager; but part of a management structure possibly, he is "quite good mates" with Appleton I have been told by an excellent source.
cubanclaret
Quite like McCarthy as a fella, but not keen on his football....I guess if Bolton and Blackburn give him a wide berth though then Burnley is the perhaps the bracket of club he has fallen into. Not sure Grezza even fancies himself for a manager; but part of a management structure possibly, he is "quite good mates" with Appleton I have been told by an excellent source.
cubanclaret
 

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