Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy impressed by new Watford boss Giuseppe Sannino

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Mick McCarthy liked Giuseppe Sannino’s “passion” after becoming the first manager to share a touchline with the new Hornets boss in this country yesterday.

The Ipswich Town boss admitted he enjoyed crossing swords with the Italian after the 1-1 draw at Portman Road, explaining: “I like him, I like his passion. He set his team up, they’re well organised. I think he’s got a good group of players that he’s come into. That’s nice. I don’t think Gianfranco’s left under any sort of a cloud. They haven’t been beaten away from home, he’s got a good group there. I liked him. He had a smile on his face.”

The two men became involved in what initially appeared to be a disagreement in their technical areas during the first half. However, McCarthy said this was not the case, before using some bad language to explain what had happened, sparking laughter in his press conference.

“Far from it, that’s a real misconception, you’ve got that completely wrong,” the Tractor Boys boss responded when asked about the apparent spat with his counterpart. “I was telling the fourth official to shut up, leave him alone.

“The poor fella’s just come over, he’s into English football for what? Four days, three days. He stepped out of the box [technical area]. Well f*** me! F***ing hell, the linesman can’t run up and down. It wasn’t like ‘sit down’ or ‘just get out of there’, it was either ‘stand in your box or I’m going to send you to the stand’. I’m like ‘you what? Do me a favour’. Let’s make him welcome for God’s sake.

“But I think some of their bench misconstrued what I was saying so somebody said something to me and I said ‘I’m trying to f***ing help him! I’m on his side, shut the f*** up! So I did have a bit of a...but it was with somebody else. I’m trying to be nice to him and they’re giving that to me.”

Watford’s head of medical Marco Cesarini, who was acting as interpreter for Sannino, caused more laughter by subsequently revealing he was to blame for the incident.

“To be honest, it was my fault,” he said. “The fourth official was complaining always because he was coming out of the box onto the touchline, so we put a bottle of water [down].

“It was my fault because I thought he [McCarthy] was trying to say something to the fourth official. He was angry with me, not with him.”

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8:15am Sun 22 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

Hollowhead thinks he's funny, but isn't. McCarthy doesn't care what anyone thinks but IS funny. Quality.
Hollowhead thinks he's funny, but isn't. McCarthy doesn't care what anyone thinks but IS funny. Quality. mellow yellow

8:34am Sun 22 Dec 13

SAHornet says...

Having read the above, I'm more confused than ever as to what went on. Anyway, as long as our man knows that no harm was meant then no problem. Thought a point at Portman Road for Sannino was pretty good considering he had no time to hit the deck running. Hoping he will shore up our defence and then sort out our lack of goals in January.

I would like to wish all contributors on this board a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year from South Africa. Go well all !
Having read the above, I'm more confused than ever as to what went on. Anyway, as long as our man knows that no harm was meant then no problem. Thought a point at Portman Road for Sannino was pretty good considering he had no time to hit the deck running. Hoping he will shore up our defence and then sort out our lack of goals in January. I would like to wish all contributors on this board a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year from South Africa. Go well all ! SAHornet

8:40am Sun 22 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

SAHornet wrote:
Having read the above, I'm more confused than ever as to what went on. Anyway, as long as our man knows that no harm was meant then no problem. Thought a point at Portman Road for Sannino was pretty good considering he had no time to hit the deck running. Hoping he will shore up our defence and then sort out our lack of goals in January.

I would like to wish all contributors on this board a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year from South Africa. Go well all !
And to you, SA!
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Having read the above, I'm more confused than ever as to what went on. Anyway, as long as our man knows that no harm was meant then no problem. Thought a point at Portman Road for Sannino was pretty good considering he had no time to hit the deck running. Hoping he will shore up our defence and then sort out our lack of goals in January. I would like to wish all contributors on this board a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year from South Africa. Go well all ![/p][/quote]And to you, SA! mellow yellow

8:48am Sun 22 Dec 13

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

Slightly condescending but not sure it was meant that way! Fair play Big Mick, gone right up in my estimations, why can't Al managers be so respectful?!
Slightly condescending but not sure it was meant that way! Fair play Big Mick, gone right up in my estimations, why can't Al managers be so respectful?! Ronny oh Ronny Ronny

9:46am Sun 22 Dec 13

kojak17 says...

I think that is brilliant. Well done Mick...I have always had time for him. Now lets all get behind our new manager and LADS find a good song for him. Maybe the Cornetto one...LOL

MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL !!!!
I think that is brilliant. Well done Mick...I have always had time for him. Now lets all get behind our new manager and LADS find a good song for him. Maybe the Cornetto one...LOL MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL !!!! kojak17

11:17am Sun 22 Dec 13

matey_from_brighton says...

McCarthy is class. Didn't whinge last year when we beat them and gave us a lot of praise, likewise this year. Doesn't make excuses when his team don't win, unlike Warnock, Holloway, Jones etc. Hope that Sannino is more like McCarthy and Zola in that respect anyhow.
McCarthy is class. Didn't whinge last year when we beat them and gave us a lot of praise, likewise this year. Doesn't make excuses when his team don't win, unlike Warnock, Holloway, Jones etc. Hope that Sannino is more like McCarthy and Zola in that respect anyhow. matey_from_brighton

11:38am Sun 22 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

mellow yellow wrote:
Hollowhead thinks he's funny, but isn't. McCarthy doesn't care what anyone thinks but IS funny. Quality.
loved his comments last year about our loanees. Something like " I couldn't give a f*** !! "
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: Hollowhead thinks he's funny, but isn't. McCarthy doesn't care what anyone thinks but IS funny. Quality.[/p][/quote]loved his comments last year about our loanees. Something like " I couldn't give a f*** !! " Mickey Quinn, not so thin

11:52am Sun 22 Dec 13

Oracledave says...

Interesting post match interview on 3CR with Alex Chamberlain. He was desperately trying to be diplomatic but did say the Sannino coaching style was more aggressive (presumably in relation to GFZ). Sounds more like the Warnock style - 'eff this' and 'effing do that' etc. (not sure of the Italian translation).

And not necessarily wrong - we shall see !
Interesting post match interview on 3CR with Alex Chamberlain. He was desperately trying to be diplomatic but did say the Sannino coaching style was more aggressive (presumably in relation to GFZ). Sounds more like the Warnock style - 'eff this' and 'effing do that' etc. (not sure of the Italian translation). And not necessarily wrong - we shall see ! Oracledave

5:16pm Sun 22 Dec 13

WessexLad says...

Oracledave wrote:
Interesting post match interview on 3CR with Alex Chamberlain. He was desperately trying to be diplomatic but did say the Sannino coaching style was more aggressive (presumably in relation to GFZ). Sounds more like the Warnock style - 'eff this' and 'effing do that' etc. (not sure of the Italian translation).

And not necessarily wrong - we shall see !
Sounds like he would have made a good number two to GFZ.
[quote][p][bold]Oracledave[/bold] wrote: Interesting post match interview on 3CR with Alex Chamberlain. He was desperately trying to be diplomatic but did say the Sannino coaching style was more aggressive (presumably in relation to GFZ). Sounds more like the Warnock style - 'eff this' and 'effing do that' etc. (not sure of the Italian translation). And not necessarily wrong - we shall see ![/p][/quote]Sounds like he would have made a good number two to GFZ. WessexLad

5:28pm Sun 22 Dec 13

WessexLad says...

kojak17 wrote:
I think that is brilliant. Well done Mick...I have always had time for him. Now lets all get behind our new manager and LADS find a good song for him. Maybe the Cornetto one...LOL

MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL !!!!
I've suggested Just one Hornetto previously, but it didn't catch on. How about:

Just one Sannino
That’s all we need
Just one Sannino
To take the lead
Sannino! Just one Sannino,
Just one Sannino
To get ahead.
[quote][p][bold]kojak17[/bold] wrote: I think that is brilliant. Well done Mick...I have always had time for him. Now lets all get behind our new manager and LADS find a good song for him. Maybe the Cornetto one...LOL MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL !!!![/p][/quote]I've suggested Just one Hornetto previously, but it didn't catch on. How about: Just one Sannino That’s all we need Just one Sannino To take the lead Sannino! Just one Sannino, Just one Sannino To get ahead. WessexLad

5:35pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Wembley84 says...

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
Slightly condescending but not sure it was meant that way! Fair play Big Mick, gone right up in my estimations, why can't Al managers be so respectful?!
I've never understood this managerial lack of respect. Ferguson & Wenger were/are the worst offenders, obviously believing they could never be sacked, therefore they were superior to everyone else. Always thought McCarthy was an honest guy.
[quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: Slightly condescending but not sure it was meant that way! Fair play Big Mick, gone right up in my estimations, why can't Al managers be so respectful?![/p][/quote]I've never understood this managerial lack of respect. Ferguson & Wenger were/are the worst offenders, obviously believing they could never be sacked, therefore they were superior to everyone else. Always thought McCarthy was an honest guy. Wembley84

6:12pm Sun 22 Dec 13

demerit says...

Wembley84 wrote:
Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
Slightly condescending but not sure it was meant that way! Fair play Big Mick, gone right up in my estimations, why can't Al managers be so respectful?!
I've never understood this managerial lack of respect. Ferguson & Wenger were/are the worst offenders, obviously believing they could never be sacked, therefore they were superior to everyone else. Always thought McCarthy was an honest guy.
Agreed. Ipswich can't be paying him much though. He looks like he lives on the streets.
[quote][p][bold]Wembley84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: Slightly condescending but not sure it was meant that way! Fair play Big Mick, gone right up in my estimations, why can't Al managers be so respectful?![/p][/quote]I've never understood this managerial lack of respect. Ferguson & Wenger were/are the worst offenders, obviously believing they could never be sacked, therefore they were superior to everyone else. Always thought McCarthy was an honest guy.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Ipswich can't be paying him much though. He looks like he lives on the streets. demerit

7:45pm Sun 22 Dec 13

gloryhornet4 says...

demerit wrote:
Wembley84 wrote:
Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
Slightly condescending but not sure it was meant that way! Fair play Big Mick, gone right up in my estimations, why can't Al managers be so respectful?!
I've never understood this managerial lack of respect. Ferguson & Wenger were/are the worst offenders, obviously believing they could never be sacked, therefore they were superior to everyone else. Always thought McCarthy was an honest guy.
Agreed. Ipswich can't be paying him much though. He looks like he lives on the streets.
I thought he looked like and down and out. Then I remembered they had that Keane guy, MMc is a massive improvement in the appearance stakes.
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: Slightly condescending but not sure it was meant that way! Fair play Big Mick, gone right up in my estimations, why can't Al managers be so respectful?![/p][/quote]I've never understood this managerial lack of respect. Ferguson & Wenger were/are the worst offenders, obviously believing they could never be sacked, therefore they were superior to everyone else. Always thought McCarthy was an honest guy.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Ipswich can't be paying him much though. He looks like he lives on the streets.[/p][/quote]I thought he looked like and down and out. Then I remembered they had that Keane guy, MMc is a massive improvement in the appearance stakes. gloryhornet4

9:44pm Sun 22 Dec 13

The BestTrip2011 says...

SAHornet wrote:
Having read the above, I'm more confused than ever as to what went on. Anyway, as long as our man knows that no harm was meant then no problem. Thought a point at Portman Road for Sannino was pretty good considering he had no time to hit the deck running. Hoping he will shore up our defence and then sort out our lack of goals in January.

I would like to wish all contributors on this board a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year from South Africa. Go well all !
To you too Dave. Enjoy your braai in the sun mate!
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Having read the above, I'm more confused than ever as to what went on. Anyway, as long as our man knows that no harm was meant then no problem. Thought a point at Portman Road for Sannino was pretty good considering he had no time to hit the deck running. Hoping he will shore up our defence and then sort out our lack of goals in January. I would like to wish all contributors on this board a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year from South Africa. Go well all ![/p][/quote]To you too Dave. Enjoy your braai in the sun mate! The BestTrip2011

7:15am Mon 23 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

For those berating the Watford support in recent weeks, here is an Ipswich fans view: "That's the thing with some ITFC supporters, they are vocal when someone has a bad game but do not cheer and shout and clap at all during the game. Sitting there week in week out moaning that Luke is not playing well but berating some because we didn't join in clapping Beattie's 60. Pathetic living in the past muppets. And as For those that booed at the end. Just pathetic support, I Was ashamed. The Watford supporters going through a poor run of form were brilliant and showed our support for what it is. Shameful."

Away support is what defines clubs, a lot of the time. Ours has always been great, but it is often said on here that away fans ousting the home fans at the Vic. That clearly is not confined to us, nor is the booing. Well done to all those that went, and good to hear the new gaffer acknowledging that support, and telling the players to do so too.

Bring on Millwall. They really are in a mess!

Happy Christmas one and all.
For those berating the Watford support in recent weeks, here is an Ipswich fans view: "That's the thing with some ITFC supporters, they are vocal when someone has a bad game but do not cheer and shout and clap at all during the game. Sitting there week in week out moaning that Luke is not playing well but berating some because we didn't join in clapping Beattie's 60. Pathetic living in the past muppets. And as For those that booed at the end. Just pathetic support, I Was ashamed. The Watford supporters going through a poor run of form were brilliant and showed our support for what it is. Shameful." Away support is what defines clubs, a lot of the time. Ours has always been great, but it is often said on here that away fans ousting the home fans at the Vic. That clearly is not confined to us, nor is the booing. Well done to all those that went, and good to hear the new gaffer acknowledging that support, and telling the players to do so too. Bring on Millwall. They really are in a mess! Happy Christmas one and all. mellow yellow

8:22am Mon 23 Dec 13

endean2 says...

good start for the new man, I hope that he will bring a change in fortunes for my beloved Hornets.
Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year one and all.
Hope to see some lots of you at the Yeovil game,luckily a very short
journey for me and we must have revenge for that earlier debacle
good start for the new man, I hope that he will bring a change in fortunes for my beloved Hornets. Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year one and all. Hope to see some lots of you at the Yeovil game,luckily a very short journey for me and we must have revenge for that earlier debacle endean2

9:43am Mon 23 Dec 13

anywayasiwasaying says...

mellow yellow wrote:
For those berating the Watford support in recent weeks, here is an Ipswich fans view: "That's the thing with some ITFC supporters, they are vocal when someone has a bad game but do not cheer and shout and clap at all during the game. Sitting there week in week out moaning that Luke is not playing well but berating some because we didn't join in clapping Beattie's 60. Pathetic living in the past muppets. And as For those that booed at the end. Just pathetic support, I Was ashamed. The Watford supporters going through a poor run of form were brilliant and showed our support for what it is. Shameful."

Away support is what defines clubs, a lot of the time. Ours has always been great, but it is often said on here that away fans ousting the home fans at the Vic. That clearly is not confined to us, nor is the booing. Well done to all those that went, and good to hear the new gaffer acknowledging that support, and telling the players to do so too.

Bring on Millwall. They really are in a mess!

Happy Christmas one and all.
'Orns away have always been brilliant. Not just constant chants, but never on any ones back or criticizing when mistakes, poor passes and chances missed.
Not the same at home where disappointment and frustration is often evidenced by moaning and sometimes booing. Same at most clubs but some worse than others. The Millwall crowd were anti Lomas from start to finish on Saturday and I bet he didn't pop out for a drink on Saturday night.
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: For those berating the Watford support in recent weeks, here is an Ipswich fans view: "That's the thing with some ITFC supporters, they are vocal when someone has a bad game but do not cheer and shout and clap at all during the game. Sitting there week in week out moaning that Luke is not playing well but berating some because we didn't join in clapping Beattie's 60. Pathetic living in the past muppets. And as For those that booed at the end. Just pathetic support, I Was ashamed. The Watford supporters going through a poor run of form were brilliant and showed our support for what it is. Shameful." Away support is what defines clubs, a lot of the time. Ours has always been great, but it is often said on here that away fans ousting the home fans at the Vic. That clearly is not confined to us, nor is the booing. Well done to all those that went, and good to hear the new gaffer acknowledging that support, and telling the players to do so too. Bring on Millwall. They really are in a mess! Happy Christmas one and all.[/p][/quote]'Orns away have always been brilliant. Not just constant chants, but never on any ones back or criticizing when mistakes, poor passes and chances missed. Not the same at home where disappointment and frustration is often evidenced by moaning and sometimes booing. Same at most clubs but some worse than others. The Millwall crowd were anti Lomas from start to finish on Saturday and I bet he didn't pop out for a drink on Saturday night. anywayasiwasaying

10:32am Mon 23 Dec 13

bristol hornet says...

Good to see Deeney on the mark again, and ten for the season now, and well on the way to bettering his tally for last season.

Strange though, that seven of his goals have come away from home and the only he has scored at the Vic this season was the hat-trick he netted against Bournemouth.

This seemed to go to his head a bit, and he suffered quite a bad run after this, and received a lot of flack from many fans.

Hope he can redress the balance and bang a few more in against our "friends" from Millwall and QPR.
Good to see Deeney on the mark again, and ten for the season now, and well on the way to bettering his tally for last season. Strange though, that seven of his goals have come away from home and the only he has scored at the Vic this season was the hat-trick he netted against Bournemouth. This seemed to go to his head a bit, and he suffered quite a bad run after this, and received a lot of flack from many fans. Hope he can redress the balance and bang a few more in against our "friends" from Millwall and QPR. bristol hornet

11:51am Mon 23 Dec 13

londomollari says...

Merry Christmas and a Happy, soaring Watford, New Year to all posters on here.
Samuels ranting again in the Mail. Something about the name 'Watford' sends him into a 'foaming at the mouth' rage. Actually, the basic point he is making (Why not appoint an English coach) is a fair point, and many Horns supporters would sympathise. But it's the sarcastic, 'jab in the eye' way he says it that makes me want to give him a good kicking.
Merry Christmas and a Happy, soaring Watford, New Year to all posters on here. Samuels ranting again in the Mail. Something about the name 'Watford' sends him into a 'foaming at the mouth' rage. Actually, the basic point he is making (Why not appoint an English coach) is a fair point, and many Horns supporters would sympathise. But it's the sarcastic, 'jab in the eye' way he says it that makes me want to give him a good kicking. londomollari

12:26pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Harry's Bar says...

londomollari wrote:
Merry Christmas and a Happy, soaring Watford, New Year to all posters on here.
Samuels ranting again in the Mail. Something about the name 'Watford' sends him into a 'foaming at the mouth' rage. Actually, the basic point he is making (Why not appoint an English coach) is a fair point, and many Horns supporters would sympathise. But it's the sarcastic, 'jab in the eye' way he says it that makes me want to give him a good kicking.
I found Samuel's article to be quite biased against Watford, as if he'd got it in for us. Personally I couldn't care less where the Coach comes from. Also, there might be a good reason why English Coaches don't work in Italy.
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: Merry Christmas and a Happy, soaring Watford, New Year to all posters on here. Samuels ranting again in the Mail. Something about the name 'Watford' sends him into a 'foaming at the mouth' rage. Actually, the basic point he is making (Why not appoint an English coach) is a fair point, and many Horns supporters would sympathise. But it's the sarcastic, 'jab in the eye' way he says it that makes me want to give him a good kicking.[/p][/quote]I found Samuel's article to be quite biased against Watford, as if he'd got it in for us. Personally I couldn't care less where the Coach comes from. Also, there might be a good reason why English Coaches don't work in Italy. Harry's Bar

12:38pm Mon 23 Dec 13

SAHornet says...

The BestTrip2011 wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
Having read the above, I'm more confused than ever as to what went on. Anyway, as long as our man knows that no harm was meant then no problem. Thought a point at Portman Road for Sannino was pretty good considering he had no time to hit the deck running. Hoping he will shore up our defence and then sort out our lack of goals in January.

I would like to wish all contributors on this board a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year from South Africa. Go well all !
To you too Dave. Enjoy your braai in the sun mate!
Hmmmm, turkey on the braai, Keith? Don't reckon that would work too well so reckon it's gonna be rib-eyes and thick cut lamb chops, mate.......and the bitterly cold Castle draft, of course. Enjoy your Christmas, Mate.
[quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Having read the above, I'm more confused than ever as to what went on. Anyway, as long as our man knows that no harm was meant then no problem. Thought a point at Portman Road for Sannino was pretty good considering he had no time to hit the deck running. Hoping he will shore up our defence and then sort out our lack of goals in January. I would like to wish all contributors on this board a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year from South Africa. Go well all ![/p][/quote]To you too Dave. Enjoy your braai in the sun mate![/p][/quote]Hmmmm, turkey on the braai, Keith? Don't reckon that would work too well so reckon it's gonna be rib-eyes and thick cut lamb chops, mate.......and the bitterly cold Castle draft, of course. Enjoy your Christmas, Mate. SAHornet

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