“Remember the time he got scared by nothing?” Fans react to manager’s birthday


Various different football fans on the social media site Twitter have been reacting to current Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy turning 60.

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.

McCarthy also represented the team as a player on over 50 occasions, as well as turning out for the likes of Lyon, Celtic and Manchester City before his retirement in 1992.

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…