Mick McCarthy has been sacked as the manager of Cardiff City following a run of eight consecutive defeats.
McCarthy was thrust into international management in 1996 after a four year stint with Millwall, he would guide the Republic of Ireland to the 2002 World Cup Finals, albeit their tournament was overshadowed by Roy Keane heading home early.
McCarthy returned to club management with Sunderland in 2003 but could not stop a sinking ship being relegated from the Premier League, before earning promotion straight back up.
However, McCarthy again struggled in the Premier League though and found himself back in the Championship with Wolves in 2006, before eventually winning the division in 2008/09, and then proceeding to keep the club in the top-flight for two straight seasons.
McCarthy was sacked in February 2012, and went on to spend six years in the Championship with Ipswich Town.
He returned to the helm of the Republic of Ireland for 10 games, then had an eight game stint in charge of APOEL.