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MICK McCarthy has vowed to return to management after a rapid end to his reign as Wolves boss on Monday.
The former Ireland manager was sacked less than 24 hours after his team’s humiliating 5-1 derby defeat at home to West Brom.
“I will be back and I will manage again,” McCarthy told Irish SunSport. “Anyone who knows me knows I will return to management and I will do a good job again.”
Already McCarthy has been linked with the Leeds United vacancy, while his former Irish captain Roy Keane is competing with Steve Bruce to replace him at Wolves.
The Wolves board took action after fans turned on McCarthy in the wake of Sunday’s defeat.
A club statement on Monday said, “Wolves have today announced that manager, Mick McCarthy, has left the club with immediate effect.
“The board took the difficult decision to terminate Mick’s contract after a run of form which has seen Wolves pick up only 14 points in the last 22 League games, after a promising start to the season, culminating in yesterday’s 5-1 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion.
“The board would like to place on record their sincere thanks and appreciation to Mick McCarthy and he leaves with the very best wishes of everyone connected to the club.”
IRELAND boss Giovanni Trapattoni has all but named his squad for the European Championships – and Sunderland winger James McClean didn’t make the cut.
Trap has named 24 players for the February 29 friendly against the Czech Republic, one player more than he will bring to Poland in the summer.
McClean, cleared last week to switch allegiances from north to south, is not included while Stephen Ireland, Wes Hoolahan, Andy Keogh, Ciaran Clark and Paul McShane are also missing.
The Ireland squad to play the Czech Republic is -- goalkeepers: Shay Given (Aston Villa), Keiren Westwood (Sunderland), David Forde (Millwall).
Defenders: John O’Shea (Sunderland), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Stephen Ward (Wolves), Sean St Ledger (Leicester City), Darren O’Dea (Leeds United), Shane Duffy (Everton).
Midfielders: Kevin Foley (Wolves), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), James McCarthy (Wigan Athletic), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Keith Andrews (West Brom), Keith Fahey (Birmingham City), Darron Gibson (Everton), Damien Duff (Fulham), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Stephen Hunt (Wolves).
Forwards: Robbie Keane (Aston Villa), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Shane Long (West Brom), Simon Cox (West Brom), Jon Walters (Stoke City).
SLIGO Rovers have lost manager Paul Cook to English side Accrington Stanley with Monaghan United boss Roddy Collins the favorite to replace him. “It’s with great sadness that I leave Sligo,” Cook told Accrington’s official website. “But all my thoughts now are on trying to maintain the success that Accrington Stanley have enjoyed since I was here as a player.” . . .
BOHEMIANS scored a 2-1 win over Portadown in the Setanta Cup on Monday night when Clintonville won 1-0 at home to St. Patrick’s Athletic. Derry City hammered Lisburn Distillery 4-0 and Bray went down 4-2 at home to Glentoran over the weekend . . .
LIMERICK have taken internationals Dawid Janczyk and Lubos Kalouda on loan from Russian side CSKA Moscow in an amazing coup by the Airtricity League side . . .
THE FAI have confirmed that Ireland will play Hungary in Budapest on June 4 in their final warm-up game before the European Championships . . .
VETERAN midfielder Alan Kirby has returned to Longford Town after a five year spell with St. Patrick’s Athletic . . .
FORMER Ireland, Aston Villa and Galway United defender Eamon Deacy has died suddenly at the age of 53 . . .
DUNDALK have signed midfielder Gareth Coughlan and winger Paul Walsh.
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