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McCarthy still holds international ambitions

Wolves gaffer Mick McCarthy would love to return to International management in the future.

It might sound a daft thing to come out with after well taken point at Spurs, but we as supporters of course never really get the true context of what is said in interviews in the written press.

We get a few selected paragraphs in response to what in the main is a never to be revealed question.

The problem with this is you are left wondering why the comment was made and they often come out of the blue.

This is a prime example of what I'm talking about.

McCarthy obviously didn't come out wanting to reveal his ambitions, he's just answered the questions put to him.

"It`s a wonderful thing to do, I did it at 36 and that`s a ridiculously young age to be doing it but I was a success at it and I loved it. I enjoy being in the Barclays Premier League more to be honest but it`s something I`d like to do again at some stage, another international job. The big games are just amazing." our Mick told the Sunday Mercury.

McCarthy was of course speaking about his time as Republic of Ireland manager between February 1996 and November 2002 where he led Ireland to the World Cup in 2002.

He continued: "I took it at a very young age and took the view I might never get the opportunity again. I took it and enjoyed it. I`d be better equipped to do it now, of course.

"I`d like to do an international job again, but not now or in the near future. I`m only 52.

"But the opportunity might arise because I did it once and was a success doing it."

In December 2007 McCarthy was shortlisted for the South Korean job but turned down the chance to speak to them because he was committed to getting Wolves into the Premier League.

Four years on McCarthy remains as committed as before to keeping us there.



Vital Wolves Comment: For me, it's not great timing to come out and say that you are looking at your career beyond Wolves.

He's come under heavy criticism from some supporters for months/years and has just been given public backing from owner Steve Morgan and Chief Executive Jez Moxey.

I understand what he's trying to say, but will his comments just give some supports the ammunition to try and claim that he isn't dedicated to the Wanderers cause?

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 16 2012

Time: 11:13AM

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I might occasionally criticize MM but Idon't think his mind is not focused on the job. There are other reasons why we remain in danger of relegation under his stewardship. Indeed, if I were asked to provide a reference for an international job, for which he had applied, I would give him a glowing one ...
Southbank60
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16/01/2012 11:35:00

'Beyond survival is another question'..a comment of mine in the 'Are you in favour of Mick McCarthy' thread. I see two reasons underlying MM's comment. First, it is difficult to break into the top 6 PL sides,(true PL success; look at Everton), to do a Ferguson or a Wenger, and even if WW's policy were to change drastically after having established themselves in the PL, to push for the top, a fitting manager would be required, about which there are doubts even now, possibly in MM's own mind. This is providing for this eventuality. Two: like the rest of us, MM is getting on in years, 3 years already in the PL, and the pressure may one day turn out to be too much ( Houllier); managing an international side is not as demanding, and taking Ireland to the World Cup or to the European Finals, be it through the play-offs, is an easier task professionally than guiding WW or any other PL side outside the top six into the Champions League. These are just my ideas. Anyone else has other ones?
lovesW
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16/01/2012 12:34:00

How about Wales Banksy???
Crete Wolf
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16/01/2012 14:40:00

A4D: *@%#o!!
Southbank60
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16/01/2012 15:07:00

Manage Wales,Crete Wolf? He could still play for Wales...if i'm going to be blamed anyway, I thought I might as well join in.
all4divisions
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16/01/2012 16:47:00

Sorry, A4D, I really meant to swear at Crete Wolf.
Southbank60
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16/01/2012 23:01:00

That's ok,SB,no sweat.You must be torn.I can understand how you'd be saddened by losing MM as your team manager and at the same time elated at him becoming your national boss. Looks like Mowgli is waiting to be offered the Wales job,anyway...so no panic,MM's going nowhere.
all4divisions
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17/01/2012 12:25:00

Mowgli got the Welsh job then.MM for England?
all4divisions
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19/01/2012 12:30:00

 

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