Doyle pays McCarthy tribute
Kevin Doyle is relishing the prospect of playing for Mick McCarthy after admiring the manager for years.
Last Updated: 05/07/09 9:30pm
Kevin Doyle is relishing the prospect of playing for Mick McCarthy at Wolves after admiring the manager for many years.
The Irish striker completed his move from Reading to Wolves earlier this week, with the £6.5million transfer fee setting a new record for the Molineux club.
Doyle admits that the presence of McCarthy at Wolves makes the switch more exciting due to what he achieved with Republic of Ireland.
"In Ireland he's a legend after managing Ireland and captaining Ireland and going to World Cups," the 25-year-old told the Sunday Mercury.
"Any player who played for Ireland when I was younger was a hero of mine, including Mick.
"I'd got all the books and things as any young lad in Ireland probably did back then.
"I read his autobiography when I was about eight or nine after the 1990 and 1994 World Cups and all of the players were legends in Ireland. Anyone who hasn't read it should do, it's a good read!"
Doyle admits he barely knew McCarthy until recently but he is now looking forward to being a part of his Wolves team.
He explained: "I've bumped into him a few times, but the first time I really had a conversation with him was a few weeks ago.
"It was nice. I got on very well with him and it was an easy conversation. So him being here does make it easier coming to a new club."
"It's exciting coming and playing for him. I'm sure it will be fun working for him.
"I'm sure like all managers he'll have good days and bad days and he'll do what he has to do to get the team playing well."