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Mick McCarthy. Photo: Sportsfile

Mick McCarthy. Photo: Sportsfile

Mick McCarthy. Photo: Sportsfile

Mick McCarthy is back in club management after he was confirmed as the new head coach of Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia.

McCarthy is returning to club management after his second spell as Republic of Ireland manager was cut short in April, as Stephen Kenny replaced him as national team boss.

The former Ireland defender has made it clear that he was keen to return to club management after leaving his post with Ireland APOEL confirmed his appointment on Monday morning.

"The company APOEL FOOTBALL (PUBLIC) LTD announces the beginning of its cooperation with coach Mick McCarthy," read the club statement. "The collaboration lasts 19 months until May 2022. Assistant coach Terry Connor will be added to the coaching staff.

"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.

"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 four more times he led his teams to the Playoffs of the Championship."

McCarthy, 61, has been working with Sky Sports as a commentator on recent Republic of Ireland matches, but now he gets his chance to take on a new challenge in a fresh league.

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