Sunday 24 September 2017

Doyle rues McCarthy sacking

KEVIN DOYLE says that being dropped during Mick McCarthy's last month in charge didn't sour his relationship with the departed Wolves manager, WRITES DANIEL McDONNELL.

The Wexford man enjoyed a strong rapport with McCarthy and chose Wolves ahead of other options after a long chat with the former Irish boss.

He was very sorry to hear Monday's news and has acknowledged that the dressing room feel guilty about his sacking in the wake of Sunday's 5-1 thrashing at the hands of West Brom.

"I didn't play for probably the last month, but it didn't change my feelings towards the manager," he said. "I still respected him 100pc and wanted to do well for him.

"Players wanted to do well for him and that makes it harder when he does have to leave.

"It's not nice for it to end like that, and it's been very flat around here. Everyone got on very well the manager, myself especially, and we are going to miss him now."

"We all respected him massively and got on with him as a person and not just as a manager," Doyle continued.

"We all feel culpable, we're all all part of it and I just wish we could have played that bit better and not ended up with the manager having to leave.

Irish Independent

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