Attacking and defending in counter-attack situations - Issue 13 (August 2011)
Mick McCarthy is one of the most respected managers in the Barclays Premier League, thanks in no small part to his direct and honest approach to the game.
He has taken on a number of major rebuilding tasks during his time as a manager, starting at Millwall in 1992 aged just 32.
After impressing in south London, he accepted the Republic of Ireland post, taking the country he represented 57 times as a player to the 2002 World Cup.
Upon his return to domestic football a year later he joined Sunderland, securing the Championship title in 2005, before moving to Wolves.
The club achieved promotion at the end of the 2008/09 season and has since cemented its place in the top tier of English football.
As a player, McCarthy was a fearless centreback for Barnsley, Manchester City, Celtic, Lyon and Millwall.
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