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Mick McCarthy Has Been Sacked By APOEL After Just Two Months

Mick McCarthy Has Been Sacked By APOEL After Just Two Months

Well that didn't last long!

Mick McCarthy has been sacked by Cypriot club APOEL after being appointed in November. Unfortunately for Mick, things haven't gone too well for the biggest club in Cyprus since his appointment, and they've lost their last four games. They've slumped to 11th position in the 14 team league and are a massive 20 points off league leaders Apollon after 16 games of the season.

When McCarthy was appointed, many wondered how long the position would last despite his contract running until 2022. The club are now on their lookout for their 15th manager in the last five years.

APOEL had won seven Cypriot titles in a row before the streak was ended last season, having being in third place when the season was abandoned due to the pandemic.

McCarthy had admitted after yesterday's 2-1 defeat to Doxa that he was under pressure, telling reporters that the decision was out of his hands.

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Mick McCarthy 5 January 2021; Jack Byrne of APOEL in action during the Cyta Championship match between Doxa and APOEL at Makareio Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus. Photo by Nicos Savvides/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland international Jack Byrne made his debut in the defeat, coming on as a 85th minute substitute having only completed his move to the club earlier this week. While there is nothing to suggest his APOEL future is in any doubt after McCarthy's dismissal, it is nonetheless a disaster for the current PFAI Player of the Year to lose the man who brought him to a club so far from home after just a couple of days.

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