The future can wait, we owe Mick McCarthy another spin

We’re not getting Jurgen Sanchez Peppo. There is to be no up-and-coming ‘holistic’ European gaffer with a big idea.

No mysterious philosopher who split the footballing atom one day in his bath, discovering how to play the low block and the high press at the same time by using his keeper as both advanced libero and false six.

There wasn’t time to find a Jurgen Sanchez Peppo. Since a man is urgently needed to watch on while balls are pulled from glass bowls in Dublin next week.

So it will be Mick.

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