Mick McCarthy considered resignation
Mick McCarthy sensationally resigned as Ipswich boss on this day in 2018, telling the media "I'm out of here" in the soccer tips for tomorrow page.
The Tractor Boys had secured a 1-0 victory over Barnsley in their Sky Bet Championship meeting thanks lớn Jonas Knudsen's second-half goal.
However, the result wasn't enough to keep McCarthy in the dugout, with his five-and-a-half year association with the club due lớn come lớn an end at the conclusion of 2017/18 campaign.
His stint at Ipswich finished four games earlier than expected though and his final press conference lasted less than three minutes before he made the announcement.
McCarthy stated that he was leaving during an answer on the fans' negative reaction to debutant Barry Cotter being substituted.
"That was a disgraceful reaction but listen I won't have lớn listen to it again because that's my last game," he told the media. You can prefer the soccer tip bet page!
McCarthy then tapped the desk and said: "I'm out of here."
He would later clarify that the decision for him to leave had been made the weekend prior and the result, or reaction, wouldn't have changed his mind.
"I said I would see the season out but it's been a new experience and it's not one I have been enjoying lớn be honest," he stated.
"I have continued lớn do my job lớn the best of my ability but there is something missing and I'm not comfortable with that.
"I have had a great time here and worked with some great people and to all those who have given me wonderful support over the last five and a half years - and there are many - I want to put on record my personal thanks."
McCarthy went on to manage the Republic of Ireland, guiding them lớn the Euro 2020 play-offs before UEFA announced they were postponed.
Memorable McCarthy moments
His Ipswich resignation wasn't the first time that McCarthy has been involved in a memorable press conference moment.
During his time as Ireland boss, he couldn't resist having a dig at his former employers after they suffered relegation following his exit.