Cardiff City Hand Interim Boss Mick McCarthy Two-Year Contract
Cardiff City have handed interim manager Mick McCarthy a new two-year contract that will last until the summer of 2023.
McCarthy was appointed on a deal that would have lasted until the end of this season in January, replacing Neil Harris after a run of six successive defeats.
McCarthy, together with his assistant Terry Connor, have since guided Cardiff to seven wins in his 10 games in charge and the Bluebirds are yet to taste defeat under the former Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers manager.
Cardiff have risen from 15th to eighth under McCarthy’s tutelage and the Welsh club can move into the playoff spots with victory over Huddersfield Town on Friday.
Chairman Vincent Tan told the club website: “Mick and Terry have done a fantastic job over these past two months and I’m thrilled that they will be staying with us longer term.
“Mick is an experienced and respected manager whose work ethic, discipline and honesty I respect and admire. I am confident that he is the right man for our club and the right man to take us forward.
“I’m sure that our supporters are enjoying what they’re seeing from their team again and will echo my sentiments and sincerest best wishes to Mick and Terry.”
McCarthy added: “TC and I have enjoyed every minute of the time we’ve had at this great club so far and we’re delighted to be staying. I’d like to thank Vincent for offering us the opportunity to do that.
“The players have responded to us over these past 10 games in the manner we hoped they would, and it’s a pleasure working with them each day in training.
“Credit to them for the efforts they’ve put in so far and the results they’ve earned. They’re enjoying it and deservedly so. I’m very much looking forward to the future.”