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APOEL Nicosia confirm Mick McCarthy appointment

APOEL Nicosia have confirmed the appointment of new coach Mick McCarthy.

The 61-year-old, formerly manager of Millwall, Sunderland, Wolves, Ipswich and the Republic of Ireland, has signed a contract until May 2022.

McCarthy has been out of work since he left the Ireland job back in April, with his expected departure after Euro 2020 brought forward when the Covid-19 pandemic caused the tournament to be postponed 12 months.

APOEL confirmed that Terry Connor will be part of the coaching team after working alongside McCarthy at Ipswich and with Ireland.

A club statement read: "Mr McCarthy is a coach with vast experience in the English Premier League with over 600 appearances in the Premier League and Championship.

"He has won two Championships with Sunderland and Wolves, while four more times he led his teams to the Playoffs of the Championship.

"Internationally as coach, he led the Irish national team to qualify for the 2002 World Cup with the team advancing from the group and being eliminated in the next phase by Spain in the penalty shootout.

"We welcome both of them to APOEL and we wish them to immediately help the team return to good and substantial performances so that it can claim to the end its goals which are to win titles."

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