Mick McCarthy is open to West Brom approach for managerial vacancy
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 04/04/18 4:32pm
Mick McCarthy is open to taking the vacant West Brom job next season, according to Sky sources.
McCarthy, 59, believes he can prepare West Brom for a quick return to the Premier League after they parted company with Alan Pardew this week with the club 10 points adrift of safety.
West Brom's owners have concerns about McCarthy's previous links with Black Country rivals Wolves. He led them to Premier League promotion in 2009 after winning the Championship.
But the former Republic of Ireland manager is confident he can overcome any difficulties that may arise from his appointment at the Hawthorns.
He has cited the example of his friend Steve Bruce enjoying success at Aston Villa despite managing Birmingham earlier in his career.
McCarthy has led Sunderland and Wolves to the Premier League as champions. Prior to that, he took both clubs to the Championship play-offs, as well as guiding Millwall to a top three finish in 1994.
He was the last man to oversee Republic of Ireland at a World Cup finals back in 2002 when he took them into the knockout phase in Japan and Korea.