What a man. Mick McCarthy has won the hearts of many an Ireland fan since his return to manager's role, and we have started to remember why we loved him so much the first time around.
While he has given countless interviews since taking the job, we still haven't grown tired of hearing him speak. He is never dull, and is very quick with some clever one-liners. He can also leave the boot in when given the opportunity, something he showed today.
McCarthy was asked about the recent sacking of Chris Hughton, who lost his job at Brighton despite keeping them in the Premier League for a second consecutive season. What came next was a classic Mick response:
Mick McCarthy is just brilliant 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/cEUarEtkHZ
— Ratimus (@ADAMTHERAT) May 22, 2019
It's really tough, especially if you are in that bottom half all the time. I think you've got to do something special, a little bit like Wolves did.
Maybe they just thought it was time for a change, the same as me at Ipswich. They thought it was time for a change... that went well.
McCarthy was in charge for Ipswich at six years, before departing in May 2018. The supporters had grown tired of his management style, and were hoping for a more expansive style of football.
It would ultimately back fire spectacularly, with the club relegated to League One the following season.
Never change Mick!