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McCarthy Confirmed as APOEL Nicosia Boss
Monday, 2nd Nov 2020 12:25

Former Blues boss Mick McCarthy has been confirmed as the new manager of APOEL Nicosia, signing a contract until May 2022.

McCarthy will be joined by his Town assistant Terry Connor at his new club, news that he was in line for a return to management having broken late last week.

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

A statement released by APOEL, who are currently seventh in the Cypriot first division, said: “The company APOEL Football (Public) Ltd announces the beginning of its cooperation with coach Mick McCarthy.

"The collaboration lasts 19 months until May 2022. Assistant coach Terry Connor will be added to the coaching staff.

"We welcome both of them to APOEL and we wish them to immediately help the team return to good and substantial performances so that it can claim to the end its goals which are to win titles.”

Among the playing staff at APOEL are ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu and one-time Middlesbrough full-back Emilio Nsue.

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trncbluearmy added 12:28 - Nov 2
prepare to be bored to death

chrisswailes added 12:52 - Nov 2
Best of luck Mick and TC!

MickMillsTash added 12:55 - Nov 2
You can tell a Yorkshireman - but you can't tell him much


slade1 added 13:02 - Nov 2
Good luck Mick and Terry, I hope it works well for you both

Michael101 added 13:15 - Nov 2
Poor batteries having to put up with that idiot

mojo added 13:16 - Nov 2
First signing Nicole Skusia

BlueArrow added 13:27 - Nov 2

SamWhiteUK added 13:39 - Nov 2
Who cares? Why is this still posted on here?

Bramidan added 13:43 - Nov 2
I hope they are not expecting to see any goals

OldClactonBlue added 13:54 - Nov 2
Who cares?

backinbeige added 13:54 - Nov 2

VanDusen added 14:57 - Nov 2
We wouldn't be in this mess in the third tier if we still had him as manager despite what many on this forum believe.

Bluebongo added 15:14 - Nov 2
A year or more in sunny Cyprus and getting p aid as well, now that,swhat I,d call a no bra iner.

WhoisJimmyJuan added 15:30 - Nov 2
February headline: Big Mick's APOEL set Cypriot record of 7 consecutive draws.

PortmanTerrorist added 15:33 - Nov 2
Being of Cypriot parents, I can say he will love it, the lifestyle, the food, the weather.

Maybe MM has worked out that giving a Club his departure date is best all round. Wish he had done that with us and left 3 years earlier and we might all feel differently.

Enjoy Mick, but just make sure you win games as Apoel fans are not unfamiliar with car bombs....bit different to the sort of negative reaction he garnered at Town by the end !

mib added 15:43 - Nov 2
Agreed chrisswailes I too hope he does well and stays there. Good riddance

Pencilpete added 16:12 - Nov 2
I know the last year or so wasn't great but i don't get the amount of hatred and negativity towards Big Mick - he came in saved us from League 1 and had us challenging for the play offs for 3 years in a row.

I don't expect everyone to love the man but at least lets give him a bit of respect hey ?

I for one wish him well.

BlueandTruesince82 added 16:21 - Nov 2
Kevin Brus next club

BeattiesBackPocket added 16:26 - Nov 2
He was the right guy and the right time for us despite his football being ten or more years out of date and I wish him and TC well. He also exposed our owner when he left which I kinda thank him for as well

alexsmith111 added 16:29 - Nov 2
I’m sorry, this man worked magic with the resources he was given, yes it got boring, yes our aim became survival mid table. Worked really well when we changed it to hurst!! We are not in the 80’s!!! We have no right to be in the prem at this moment. We are playing youth and it is amazing how well we are doing. I wish them both the best, I believe they tried the hardest they could, with what they had

aas1010 added 16:55 - Nov 2
Probably start poaching our players now

itfchorry added 17:39 - Nov 2
Need a lift To Gatwick ?

heathen66 added 18:19 - Nov 2
If Mick stayed much longer then we would have been playing in front of no fans way before Covid !!!

BrandonsBlues added 19:02 - Nov 2
Will he last that long

cat added 20:34 - Nov 2
Hope you don’t go disrespecting the fans in that part of the world Mick, they’ll slash your arse and you’ll be sitting on a rubber ring for a month!

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