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Mick McCarthy has been appointed manager of APOEL FC

Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy is back in a job after being unveiled as new manager of Cypriot club, APOEL FC.

McCarthy was reportedly in attendance to watch APOEL FC, the most successful team in the history of Cyprus’ First Division, draw 1-1 with Apollon at the GSP Stadium over the weekend.

And on Monday, McCarthy was officially appointed the new APOEL manager after the club parted ways with Marinos Ouzounidis last week.

McCarthy’s contract with APOEL runs through to May 2022 and he will be joined by long-time assistant, Terry Connor.

A statement on the club’s website reads: “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.”

McCarthy had been without a job since April, when he was replaced as Republic of Ireland manager by Stephen Kenny.

Mick McCarthy

McCarthy actually managed at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia before as he was in charge of Ireland for a World Cup qualifier against Cyprus in 2001.

The 61-year-old’s experience was lauded by APOEL in their announcement article.

The club statement continues: “Mr McCarthy is a manager with vast experience in the English Premier League with over 600 games in the Premier League and Championship. He has won two Championships with Sunderland and Wolves, while 4 more times he led his teams to the Playoffs of the Championship.

“Internationally as coach, he led the Irish national team to qualify for the 2002 World Cup with the team advancing from the group and being eliminated in the next phase by Spain in the penalty shootout.”

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