Sean McCarthy (footballer)

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Sean McCarthy
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-09-12) 12 September 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Bridgend Town ? (?)
1985–1988 Swansea City 91 (25)
1988–1990 Plymouth Argyle 70 (19)
1990–1993 Bradford City 131 (60)
1993–1998 Oldham Athletic 140 (42)
1998 Bristol City (loan) 7 (1)
1998–2001 Plymouth Argyle 82 (19)
2001–2003 Exeter City 26 (6)
2003–2004 Taunton Town ? (?)
Total 547 (171)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Truro City
2016 Newport County (joint caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sean McCarthy (born 12 September 1967) is a Welsh football manager, coach and former professional player who made over 500 appearances in the Football League.

McCarthy played primarily as a striker; however, he was also used in defence.[1]

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Bridgend, Glamorgan, McCarthy began his career with hometown team Bridgend Town, before moving to Swansea City just a season later. McCarthy also played in the Football League for Plymouth Argyle, Bradford City, Oldham Athletic, Bristol City and Exeter City, scoring 171 goals in 547 appearances.[2]

He is the most recent player to score a top flight goal for Oldham Athletic, scoring for them in a 1-1 FA Premier League draw against Norwich City at Carrow Road on the final day of the 1993-94 season, a game which Oldham's failure to win cost them their top flight status. They have not since regained it.[3]

McCarthy later played non-league football for Taunton Town.

Coaching career[edit]

In May 2008, McCarthy was appointed as the new manager of Southern League Division One side Truro City, following the resignation of Dave Leonard.[4][5]

On 7 December 2009, McCarthy left the club by mutual consent following a 7-2 away defeat to Stourbridge.[6]

On 13 January 2011, McCarthy was given a job as a coach at Ipswich Town, by former playing partner Paul Jewell.[7]

On June 26, 2013 Sean was appointed first team coach at English Football League Two club Plymouth Argyle [8]

On June 15, 2015 Sean left his position as first team coach at English Football League Two club Plymouth Argyle due to a back room staff restructuring.[9]

In July 2016 McCarthy was appointed first team coach under team manager Warren Feeney at Newport County, replacing Mike Flynn.[10] Feeney and his assistant manager Andy Todd were sacked by Newport on 28 September 2016; McCarthy was appointed joint caretaker manager with Newport's goalkeeping player/coach James Bittner.[11] After Graham Westley was appointed team manager effective from 10 October 2016 (with Dino Maamria his assistant manager),[12] McCarthy was released by the club.[13]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 October 2016
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Truro City England 19 May 2008 7 December 2009 66 40 14 12 172 92 +80 60.61 [14][15]
Newport County (joint caretaker) Wales 28 September 2016 10 October 2016 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 00.00
Total 68 40 15 13 173 94 +79 58.82

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McCarthy the stopper". BBC Sport. 25 July 2000. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database
  3. ^ Football Stats | Premier League 93/94 | Oldham Athletic |
  4. ^ "Truro City name McCarthy as boss". BBC Sport. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Sean McCarthy at Soccerbase
  6. ^ "McCarthy leaves City job". This Is Cornwall. 7 December 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "SEAN JOINS TOWN". Ipswich Town F.C. official website. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Back Room Staff Announced". PAFC.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Staff Departures". PAFC.co.uk. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Newport County backroom changes
  11. ^ "Newport County sack manager Warren Feeney". BBC Sport. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  12. ^ Westley appointed Newport County manager
  13. ^ McCarthy released by Newport
  14. ^ "Truro City: Results/matches: 2008/09". FCHD. FCHD. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Truro City: Results/matches: 2009/10". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 March 2017.  Individual seasons accessed via dropdown menu.