You know what you are going to get from Mick McCarthy when he sits down for a post-match interview.
While other managers will do whatever they can to keep their cards close to their chest and defend their players at all cost, Mick is never shy to tell you exactly how he really feels, and no better example can be found than his latest comments after his Ipswich side beat Burton Albion 2-1 on Saturday.
Despite the result, there were cries from the supporters to play Bersant Celina, an exciting 21-year-old forward on loan from Man City.
Mick does not appear to be Celina's biggest fan, as the Kosovo international can't seem to hold down a regular place in the side despite scoring 4 goals in 11 matches thus far, but when a journalist asked the former boss if the fans' request would not encourage him to bring the player on, he revealed that it convinced him to do the opposite because he is "a belligerent fuck".
I don't give a shite about that. He didn't go on because of that, let's clear that up. In fact, there's more chance of him not going on when they start telling me what to do. And yes, I am a belligerent fuck.
Mick was not finished there.
The next question was again about Celina after the youngster Tweeted that he couldn't wait for the new year, clearly because that is when he will be returning to Manchester City:
2 months until new year. Cant wait
— Bersant Celina (@BersantCelina) October 27, 2017
Did this bother McCarthy?
No, no it did not, and he also had a message for the fans who were chanting their disapproval.
It's factually correct, isn't it? He's a fucking brighter lad than I thought!
Listen, unless somebody decides otherwise, you've got me, 'boring old big nose fucking fart with shite football', til May.
Mick McCarthy ran out of fucks to give a long time ago, and he is not about to be told how to do his job by anyone. You've got to admire his attitude, it's likely going to piss many Ipswich fans off, but he is doing things his way until he is told to stop.
On Monday, the former Ireland boss apologised for swearing, but not for his comments which he stands by:
It appears that I’ve offended one or two. Strange that isn’t it? How sensitive people can be when I have to stand there and listen to it for nearly 90 minutes.
Apparently I’ve upset someone by swearing. If that’s the case then yes they’re right – I shouldn’t have used bad language. I apologise for that.
I don’t have to apologise for my comments though – there’s a big difference.
I shouldn’t have dropped the swear words in there and I thoroughly apologise to the sensitive people I’ve upset, but in terms of what I said there’s not a chance I regret that. I meant every single word of it.
Ipswich currently sit in 10th position in the Championship, two points adrift of the playoff places. We need Mick McCarthy back in the Premier League.
[via East Anglian Daily Times]