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13 September 2013

Mick not looking to go anywhere as he backs O'Neill for Ireland post

Mick McCarthy says he is not looking to do anything else but manage Ipswich Town and expects Martin O’Neill to be the next Republic of Ireland boss. 

Blues’ manager is rated as second favourite by the bookies behind O’Neill to replace Giovanni Trapattoni, who was sacked by the Irish this week following their World Cup defeat in Austria.

“I have been linked with the job and that’s lovely and I would have expected it as well,” Mick, who managed the Republic for six years, told the Club website.

“I was linked with the job before Trap got it but I have never once said I wanted it, or gone looking for it. 

“I’m on record as saying it’s something I’d like to do in the future but I love the job I’ve got at the moment. I love working here, it’s a great club, Ipswich Town and I’m not looking to do anything else. 

“Martin O’Neill is a shoe-in for the Republic job. He’s out of work, has his Celtic links and most importantly, he is a damn good manager. It’s a good fit.” 

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can watch the full interview with Mick this afternoon.

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