Mick McCarthy is a bit like Arsene Wenger, says Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock has compared Mick McCarthy to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger (above)

Neil Warnock has compared Mick McCarthy to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger (above) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has been compared to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger by Neil Warnock.

McCarthy enjoyed a superb start to life as Blues boss, saving the club from relegation and then masterminding a play-off finish, but 18 months of stagnation has led to some fans calling for his head.

Warnock, whose Cardiff side host Town today, said: “We’ve had ups and downs in our careers, we’ve been at clubs and said ‘be careful what you wish for’.

“He’s a bit like Wenger, fans having a go at regular times, but he’s like me and doesn’t worry about the sack. If he left tomorrow he’d get a job the next week. So would I.”

Warnock, who is now at his 16th club as manager, said: “There’s been 14 managers sacked in the Championship this season now – how can you talk about building a project? We want to do well next season, but you don’t know in this game.

As you get older you don’t feel the pressure as much.”

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