Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy was confirmed as the new manager of Ipswich Town on November 1, 2012.

McCarthy has built an impressive career in both club and international management after winning 57 caps with the Republic of Ireland as a player.

The Barnsley-born centre half, who started with his home town club, wound up with Millwall where he became a manager for the first time aged just 32 in 1992.

McCarthy led Millwall into the play-offs two years after his appointment.

Mick, whose father Charles was Irish, took on the daunting task of succeeding Jack Charlton as Ireland manager in 1996. After narrowly failing to qualify for the World Cup and the European Championships, the Republic reached the 2002 World Cup under McCarthy's leadership.

Mick left behind an excellent record with Ireland - 29 wins and 19 draws from 59 matches.

McCarthy returned in March, 2003 as manager of Sunderland who were facing an inevitable relegation from the Premier League. He took them to the play-offs the following season before winning promotion as champions in 2005.

His next managerial appointment was at Wolves. Inheriting a side weakened by player sales, McCarthy rebuilt from youth at Molineux. They suffered play-off heartbreak in his first season before finishing seventh the following year.

But season 2008-09 saw Wolves earn promotion to the Barclays Premier League after leading the Championship table for 42 out of 46 games.

The 2009/10 season proved to be another success for McCarthy and Wolves as the club retained their place in the Barclays Premier League with a 15th place finish. This resulted in Wolves best league finish since 1979/80 as well as their first ever survival in the modern Premier League.

In the 2010/11 campaign, McCarthy once again ensured the club's Barclays Premier League status whilst also improving their points tally from the previous season.

Wolves recorded impressive victories in achieving this feat, with a win at Anfield and home wins over Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United - the win over the league champions ended their 29 game unbeaten run.

Mick remained with Wolves until February 2012 after serving almost six years in charge. At the time of his departure, he was the 7th longest serving manager in English football.

He enjoyed immediate success in his role at Portman Road by securing Ipswich's Championship status for 2013/14. In his first full season in charge he guided the Club to a 9th place finish in the Sky Bet Championship.

His playing career saw him win two promotions with Barnsley before joining Manchester City where another promotion took him into the top tier.

After moving to Celtic, he was part of a team that collected a league and cup double in his first season. McCarthy, who won a further Scottish Cup, also played for Lyon in France before moving to Millwall.

Honours (10)
  • personal-awards
    • Ipswich Town:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (30/11/2015)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (30/09/2014)
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers:
      • Manager of the Year, Championship, (2009-05-30)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (2008-11-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (2008-08-01)
    • Sunderland:
      • Manager of the Year, Championship, (2005-05-30)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (2005-03-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (2004-03-01)
  • promotions
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers:
      • Promotion to Premier League, (2009-05-03)
  • league-titles
    • Sunderland:
      • Coca Cola Championship Champions, (2005-04-30)
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