Mick McCarthy agrees deal to return as Ireland manager (Report) 9 months ago

Mick McCarthy agrees deal to return as Ireland manager (Report)

It looks like Mick McCarthy could be coming back for his second stint as manager of the Irish national team.

Following the news that Martin O'Neill and the FAI had parted ways on Tuesday, rumours immediately surfaced that Mick McCarthy was the favourite to succeed him as manager of the Republic of Ireland national team.

Since then, a number of reports have suggested the two parties were in talks, and now various sources have reported that McCarthy has agreed a deal with the FAI to return to the role for a second time.

The FAI have not officially confirmed the reports that McCarthy will take charge, and McCarthy himself is yet to comment, but a deal is expected to be confirmed over the weekend.

McCarthy managed the Irish national team from 1996 until 2002, bringing the team to the last 16 of the World Cup in 2002, an infamous tournament from an Irish perspective.

Most recently, he was manager of Ipswich, but parted ways with the Championship club in April of this year.