The veteran boss took over the reins in Dublin for his second stint as gaffer after leading the national side between 1996 and 2002, when former manager Martin O’Neill and his assistant Roy Keane parted company with Ireland late last year.
The 60-year-old‘s management career started in the same year he hung up his boots, ’92, moving from player to manager at Millwall, before moving on to take charge of such teams as Sunderland, Wolves and Ipswich Town. In total, McCarthy has been involved in some way at nine different clubs in 62 years and counting in the professional game.
But today, as he reaches the landmark of 60, some supporters on Twitter has been reminiscing about some of the lighter moments in his career. Check out a selection of the best Tweets below…
Happy 60th birthday to Mick McCarthy, never tire of watching him getting scared by absolutely nothing when manager of Wolves! pic.twitter.com/I8bKtDTIlC
— When Football Was Better (@FootballInT80s) February 7, 2019
60 today. Mick McCarthy. The Barnsley Ted Danson pic.twitter.com/s43cOUw8oX
— Paul_Ed (@eddo75) February 7, 2019
🇮🇪 It’s Mick McCarthy’s 60th birthday today.
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) February 7, 2019
— paul mcdonnell (@paulmcdonnell88) February 7, 2019
Happy birthday to Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy, who turns 60 today! pic.twitter.com/4eJeJkKknQ
— Football Manics (@footballmanics) February 7, 2019
🎂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂
Mick McCarthy turns 60 today.
So here’s a picture of a tree that looks a little bit like him… pic.twitter.com/LCBwsxHBiV
— WeLoveBetting (@WeLoveBettingUK) February 7, 2019