Mick McCarthy confirmed as coach of Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia

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Mick McCarthy confirmed as coach of Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia as former Sunderland, Wolves, Ipswich and Ireland boss signs deal until May 2022
APOEL have confirmed the appointment of Mick McCarthy as their new coach
61-year-old has been out of a job since stepping down as Ireland manager
McCarthy moved aside early following the postponement of Euro 2020
He has formerly managed Wolves, Sunderland and Ipswich Town in England
APOEL have made a poor start to the season and sit 10th in the Cypriot league

Mick McCarthy has been confirmed as the new manager of Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia.

The 61-year-old, formerly manager of Millwall, Sunderland, Wolves, Ipswich and the Republic of Ireland, has signed a contract until May 2022.

McCarthy has been out of work since he left the Ireland job back in April, with his expected departure after Euro 2020 brought forward when the Covid-19 pandemic caused the tournament to be postponed 12 months.

APOEL are currently 10th in the Cypriot first division after a poor start to the season that led to the sacking of manager Marinos Ouzounidis.

They have won two of their opening eight league matches, drawing three and losing three. They were defeated by Czech team Slovan Liberec in the UEFA Europa League play-off round at the start of October.

APOEL confirmed that Terry Connor will be part of the coaching team after working alongside McCarthy at Ipswich and with Ireland.

A club statement read: ‘Mr McCarthy is a coach with vast experience in the English Premier League with over 600 appearances in the Premier League and Championship.

‘He has won two Championships with Sunderland and Wolves, while four 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.

‘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.’

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