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McCarthy Set For APOEL Nicosia
Friday, 30th Oct 2020 13:36

Former Blues boss Mick McCarthy is close to being appointed the new manager of Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia.

McCarthy, 61, left his previous job as head coach of the Republic of Ireland - his second stint in the role - in April. He left the Blues after five and a half years in April 2018.

A tweet from APOEL revealed McCarthy would watch their weekend fixture and hold talks.

“The company APOEL Football informs that it expects the Irish coach Mick McCarthy tomorrow in Cyprus, so that the discussions regarding the possibility of cooperation are completed,” it read.

“Mr McCarthy will be at the GSP Stadium to watch the APOEL-Apollon match.”

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dugoutdave added 13:40 - Oct 30
Well at least when he goes to Cyprus this weekend he'll have to quarantine when he gets back. That will keep his boring tones off the telly for 14 days

positivity added 13:47 - Oct 30
the last ex-itfc boss who went to cyprus lasted 2 games and never managed again...

next up paul hurst to anorthosis famagusta?

MaySixth added 13:52 - Oct 30
Good luck Mick.

BlueandTruesince82 added 13:59 - Oct 30
Who was the last Ex Town boss to go Cyprus?

Micks thinking easy life in the sun, don't blame him but tell APOEL fans to #### off and they will stab you up

superblues9 added 14:05 - Oct 30
And he’s not just gone there for the easy life and the weather !

blues1 added 14:11 - Oct 30
Blue and truesince82. Burley was the last itfc manager to go to Cyprus.

MoscowBlueMule added 14:15 - Oct 30
While I know there is bad blood with Mick, I'm thankful for the job he did keeping us at a semi decent level of UK football. The hand he was dealt was terrible and worked wonders keeping us in the championship. With the kids coming through and a few of his gem finds, under him, we'd have a shot at the Championship now.

It was that Paul#1 character that killed us. Paul#2 i think will get us there too, just taking the scenic root!

Good luck Mick!

Skip73 added 14:36 - Oct 30
Good luck Mick.

airliner added 14:46 - Oct 30
Poor sods, boring long football on its way to Cyprus , chambers and skies can join him !

Nthsuffolkblue added 14:51 - Oct 30
DugoutDave I wouldn't count on it. He will be commentating via Zoom.

billlm added 14:54 - Oct 30
Poor them,

ArnieM added 15:11 - Oct 30
So old Mick fancy’s a bit of sun in his back in his twilight managerial career then , lol

tractorboybig added 15:15 - Oct 30
a step up from this league

TimmyH added 16:07 - Oct 30
Well for APOEL supporters sake lets hope they're in the same situation as us in the UK i.e. no supporters allowed in the ground - they won't be missing much!

therein61 added 16:10 - Oct 30
He will be learning eff off in Greek for his first derby game then.

itfchorry added 16:14 - Oct 30
Poor old Apoel

MonkeyAlan added 16:49 - Oct 30
Good luck Mick. Forget the numb skulls on here. They are clueless even now.

SheptonMalletBlue added 17:01 - Oct 30
Who cares?!!!!

BlueArrow added 17:26 - Oct 30
It's all Greek to me

cat added 17:27 - Oct 30
You pay peanuts and you get Alan!

Suffolkboy added 17:27 - Oct 30
Best of luck M.m , you proved you’d excellent judgement whilst you were here ; brought in some real talent , brought on and encouraged many youngsters AND generated some appreciable income when players were sold on .
If only at that stage ME had appreciated just what rewards a proper reinvestment would have brought , then quite possibly ITFC would have made the Premiership .
As a person then throughout the Club and at the Academy you were enormously valued ,and maintained respect ,discipline and moral standards : let’s wish you well in whatever you choose to do ,and know you’ll have uncomplicated and uncompromised values to instill .
Best wishes .

mib added 17:31 - Oct 30
Not far enough away.

mib added 17:52 - Oct 30
Not a top job then, that went well .

kesblue added 18:08 - Oct 30
Good luck mm, wouldn't b lge 1 with u still here thats for sure

airliner added 18:17 - Oct 30
Not one club in the U.K. want him, says it all really.

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