Cardiff City have today announced that Mick McCarthy has become the Bluebirds’ new manager.
Cardiff Appoint Mick McCarthy as New Boss
#CardiffCity is pleased to confirm the appointment of Mick McCarthy as the Club’s First Team Manager for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) January 22, 2021
McCarthy Replaces Recently Released Neil Harris
Harris had been appointed to the job back in November 2019 and started his Cardiff career well, taking them to the play-offs.
Despite losing out and failing to secure promotion, it was deemed a successful season for the Bluebirds. However, instead of building on the promotion push, the club have instead sunk to 15th-place in the Championship table.
Losing five games back to back in the league was the final straw for the former Millwall boss and he was sacked.
McCarthy Has Championship Experience
Now, the Bluebirds will be hoping Mick McCarthy is instead the right man to lead the club forward and get them back towards the top end of the Championship table.
McCarthy is a seasoned veteran when it comes to the second tier of English football, having managed Ipswich Town and won league titles with Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He even has international management experience with the Republic of Ireland national team and most recently he was given a chance in the Cypriot league in charge of APOEL.
Cardiff Hope Mick McCarthy is Right Man for the Job
Now, the manager is set to test his luck once again in the second tier and will be hoping that he is certainly the right man for the job, agreeing to a deal until the end of the year with the side.
Speaking about the new job, McCarthy said: “I want to get the Club back to winning games & 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.”