By Harvey Byrne
Mick McCarthy has had his odds dropped from 18/1 to 14/1 to become the next Aston Villa manager – and fans have taken to Twitter to state that they’d be less than impressed with the Ipswich boss.
The Midlands club are currently on the search for a new manager after Roberto Di Matteo lost his job on Monday morning.
A number of names have been liked with the vacancy which include’s Huddersfield David Wagner and Ipswich’s McCarthy.
The former Sunderland and Wolves boss has seen his odds drop to 14/1 on Wednesday afternoon with Sky Bet, placing him within the top six to get the job with the betting company.
However, fans of the famous side aren’t keen on the experienced boss, with some stating on social media that they would wave goodbye to promotion with his appointment.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Ipswich seem to be desperate for us to appoint Mick McCarthy.
— Maradona_AVFC10 (@Maradona_AVFC10) October 5, 2016
If Mick McCarthy gets the job all hope of getting back to the premier league would be gone #avfc
— James Burke (@JimmyTheBrummie) October 5, 2016
Sorry I created a poll everyone 😂😂…. Sky bet odds interesting.. Mick McCarthy's right in at 8s, Dean Smith at 10s…. Interesting #avfc
— Richard Griffiths (@Griffwad83) October 5, 2016
Mick McCarthy would take #AVFC straight to a relegation battle.
— JedinaksBeard (@JedinaksBeard) October 5, 2016
— Keith Roden (@xKeithRodenx) October 4, 2016
I would actually have Mick Mccarthy at villa, love the guy
— ️ (@MeIIberg) October 5, 2016
McCarthy has been the manager of Ipswich for four years after joining in 2012.
He has a 24-year career in management, starting with Millwall in 1992 and he has won the Championship twice with Sunderland and Wolves respectively.
Villa are currently placed 19th in England’s second tier after suffering relegation last season.
Steve Clarke has been appointed as the caretaker manager following Di Matteo’s sacking and they will face Midlands rivals Wolves after the international break.