Former Eire coach McCarthy employed by Cypriot membership APOEL

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Former Eire coach Mick McCarthy was employed Monday by Cypriot membership APOEL.

APOEL stated McCarthy signed a 19-month contract via subsequent season.

McCarthy is the fifth fulltime coach up to now 15 months on the membership, which reached the Champions League quarterfinals in 2012.

APOEL misplaced within the Europa League playoffs final month and is in tenth place within the 14-team Cypriot league. Marinos Ouzounidis was fired as coach final week.

McCarthy coached Eire on the 2002 World Cup, reaching the spherical of 16, and returned for a second spell in 2018.

He guided Eire to the playoffs for the 2020 European Championship, which have been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. McCarthy’s contract expired earlier than the playoffs lastly started in October, and Eire misplaced to Slovakia in a penalty shootout below his substitute, Stephen Kenny.

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