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Cardiff City name Mick McCarthy as new manager

Sat 23 January 2021 | 9:50

McCarthy has been announced as the team’s new manager for the remainder of the season.

Mick McCarthy

succeeds

Neil Harris

at

Cardiff City

after he was sacked on Thursday following a run of six back-to-back defeats. McCarthy was in charge of Cypriot side

APOEL Nicosia

for nine months but departed from the club on January 6. Terry Connor joins the team as assistant manager while James Rowberry and Andy Dibble continue in their roles as first-team coach and goalkeeping coach respectively. In an interview after the contract announcement, McCarthy has spoken about his goals as Cardiff manager.

“I’m delighted to be here,” McCarthy told Cardiff City TV. “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.”

The Cardiff owner

Vincent Tan

released a statement on Thursday about the club’s decision to appoint McCarthy as their new manager.

“I’d like to personally welcome Mick and Terry to our football club and wish them the very best of luck.

“I’ve enjoyed the brief talk I’ve had with Mick and I’m confident that he’s the right man to take on the responsibility of improving our performances and fortunes.”


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