Cardiff City Manager, McCarthy Leaves After Eight Straight Defeat

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Following Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat by Middlesbrough, Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy has departed the club.

The Bluebirds’ ninth consecutive defeat, the worst in club history, came after a midweek loss at Fulham and a humiliating 3-0 defeat at south Wales rivals Swansea City last weekend.
McCarthy leaves the Bluebirds in 21st place in the table, one point clear of the relegation zone.

Since January, the 62-year-old former Republic of Ireland manager had been in command. Terry Connor, McCarthy’s assistant, has also left Cardiff City Stadium.

Cardiff is looking for ‘additional funds,’ according to its chairman.
“Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that first-team manager Mick McCarthy and assistant manager Terry Connor have left the club by mutual consent and with immediate effect,” the club stated in a statement.

“Steve Morison and Tom Ramasut will oversee first-team duties at this time, as the board of directors begin the process of appointing a permanent replacement.”

The final defeat – the sixth in a row at home, an unwelcome record – came at the hands of a Boro side managed by Neil Warnock, which added to the irony.

Source: BBC Sport

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