Blackpool hire Mick McCarthy as manager until end of season after Michael Appleton sacked by Championship strugglers


BLACKPOOL have announced the hiring of manager Mick McCarthy until the end of the season.

It comes after the club sacked Michael Appleton with the Championship side struggling.

Mick McCarthy  has been announced as Blackpool's new boss


Mick McCarthy has been announced as Blackpool’s new bossCredit:

The 63-year-old’s last job in management was with Cardiff in 2021.

A club statement from Blackpool read: “Blackpool Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Mick McCarthy as Head Coach for the remainder of the season.

“McCarthy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Bloomfield Road, having managed at the highest level both domestically and internationally during his 30 years as a number one.

“Awarded the LMA Championship Manager of the Year on two seperate occasions following promotion campaigns with Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers, the 63-year-old also holds a wealth of experience in England’s second tier, most recently with Cardiff City.”

On his appointment McCarthy said: “I’m delighted to be here, I’m delighted to be back in the game.

“I’m thrilled to be back up at a Club where I’ve had many battles in the past and hopefully we can achieve some of the similar success of those years.”

Blackpool are currently on a run of 10 games without a win in the Championship, with their last victory coming in October.

However, they have had better fortunes in the FA Cup.

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They thrashed Premier League side Nottingham Forest in the third round 4-1 to set up a another tie against Prem opposition, with a visit to Southampton up next.

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