Graham Kavanagh factfile
DOB: December 2, 1973, Dublin
Playing career: Middlesbrough, Darlington (on loan), Stoke City, Cardiff City, Wigan Athletic, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday (on loan), Carlisle United
League appearances: 540
League goals: 76
International appearances: 16 (last cap versus Netherlands in 2006)
International goals: 1
Managerial career: Carlisle
(since September 2013)
Managerial record: Played 23; Won 9; Drawn 6; Lost 8
Other Irish managers in England
* Chris Hughton (Norwich)
The longest serving Irish boss at his current club (and that's less than two years) has been under pressure this term with Norwich gearing up for another relegation battle.
* Mick McCarthy (Ipswich Town)
The former Ireland boss saved Ipswich from relegation last term and has worked wonders to turn them into serious promotion play-off contenders this time around.
* Joe Dunne (Colchester)
The Dubliner took control of Colchester in September 2012 with ex-Ireland international Mark Kinsella as his assistant. Kept them in League One last year after a rocky spell and performing better this season.
* John Sheridan (Plymouth)
His stints at Oldham and Chesterfield hinted at promise but ended unhappily. Steered Plymouth away from relegation to the Conference last year and they are now five points off the League Two playoff zone.