Mick McCarthy sacked by Cardiff after eighth consecutive Championship defeat

Mick McCarthy has left Cardiff City nine months after his appointment as manager with the Bluebirds sitting perilously close to the Championship relegation zone

Cardiff City have sacked Mick McCarthy after the club suffered their eighth consecutive defeat in the Championship.

The Bluebirds were beaten 2-0 at home by Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon to leave them perilously close to the relegation zone.

McCarthy was appointed manager on a short-term deal in January 2021 following Neil Harris’ dismissal and signed a new two-year contract two months later before leading Cardiff to an eighth-place finish.

Cardiff began the season with three wins in six league games but their form nosedived in mid-September with the club losing their next eight fixtures by an aggregate scoreline of 19-1.

McCarthy did not attend media duties after the defeat by Middlesbrough and the Bluebirds subsequently released a statement confirming his and assistant manager Terry Connor’s departures.

Mick McCarthy has been sacked by Cardiff City

“Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that First Team Manager Mick McCarthy and Assistant Manager Terry Connor have left the Club by mutual agreement and with immediate effect,” reads the statement.

“We would like to thank Mick and Terry for their efforts during their time with the Bluebirds and wish them all the best for the future.

“Steve Morison and Tom Ramasut will oversee first-team duties at this time, as the Board of Directors begin the process of appointing a permanent replacement.”

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