McCarthy returns for second spell as manager

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McCarthy returns for second spell as manager

Mick McCarthy may be the new Republic of Ireland manager, but the role is not unfamiliar to him as he was in charge 17 years go.
22nd Mar 2019

In fact, McCarthy is one of Ireland’s greatest ever managers having led the team to the Round of 16 in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and held a 42% win ratio overall.

Before stepping up into management, he was also a fine player. Known as ‘Captain Fantastic’, he led Ireland to 11 wins from 22 games as skipper. Overall he played 57 times for Ireland.

Now, he is back on the sidelines leading the way but let’s take a look at how he fared in his first spell as Ireland manager...

                                           P               W        D            L             F                A

World Cup                         28             14        10            4             55            20

European Championship  12               5          3            4             18            13

US Cup                                6               2          3             1             11              8

Friendlies                           22              8          4           10            28            25

TOTAL                             68             29        20           19           112            66

Home                                 35             18          9             8             58            26

Away                                25              8          6           11            39            32

Neutral                                 8               3          5             0             15              8

TOTAL                             68             29        20           19           112            66

First Match: Ireland 0-2 v Russia, Friendly, Lansdowne Road, 27/03/96
Record Victory: Ireland 5-0 v Liechtenstein, WCQ, Eschen, 31/08/96; Ireland 5-0 v Liechtenstein, WCQ, Lansdowne Road, 21/05/97; Ireland 5-0 v Malta, ECQ, Lansdowne Road, 14/10/98
Players Used: 65 
Debutants: 42 
Most Appearances: Gary Breen, 50
Leading Goalscorer: Robbie Keane, 14
Captain Most Often: Roy Keane, 20