"It was a pleasure to supply one of my training sessions to Elite Soccer magazine. I read the issues with great interest."
McCarthy has built an impressive career in both club and international management after winning 57 caps with the Republic of Ireland as a player.
The Barnsley-born centre half, who started with his home town club, wound up with Millwall where he became a manager for the first time aged just 32 in 1992.
McCarthy led Millwall into the play-offs two years after his appointment.
Mick, whose father Charles was Irish, took on the daunting task of succeeding Jack Charlton as Ireland manager in 1996. After narrowly failing to qualify for the World Cup and the European Championships, the
Republic reached the 2002 World Cup under McCarthy's leadership.
Mick left behind an excellent record with Ireland - 29 wins and 19 draws from 59 matches.
McCarthy returned in March, 2003 as manager of Sunderland who were facing an inevitable relegation from the Premier League. He took them to the play-offs the following season before winning promotion as champions in 2005.
His next managerial appointment was at Wolves. Inheriting a side weakened by player sales, McCarthy rebuilt from youth at Molineux. They suffered play-off heartbreak in his first season before finishing seventh the following year.
But season 2008-09 saw Wolves earn promotion to the Barclays Premier League after leading the Championship table for 42 out of 46 games.
The 2009/10 season proved to be another success for McCarthy and Wolves as the club retained their place in the Barclays Premier League with a 15th place finish. This resulted in Wolves best league finish since 1979/80 as well as their first ever survival in the modern Premier League.
In the 2010/11 campaign, McCarthy once again ensured the club's Barclays Premier League status whilst also improving their points tally from the previous season.
Wolves recorded impressive victories in achieving this feat, with a win at Anfield and home wins over Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United - the win over the league champions ended their 29 game unbeaten run.
Mick remained with Wolves until February 2012 after serving almost six years in charge. At the time of his departure, he was the 7th longest serving manager in English football.
He enjoyed immediate success in his role at Portman Road by securing Ipswich's Championship status for 2013/14. In his first full season in charge he guided the Club to a 9th place finish in the Sky Bet Championship.
His playing career saw him win two promotions with Barnsley before joining Manchester City where another promotion took him into the top tier.
After moving to Celtic, he was part of a team that collected a league and cup double in his first season. McCarthy, who won a further Scottish Cup, also played for Lyon in France before moving to Millwall.
Sessions by Mick McCarthy
This session is a straight competition between defenders and attackers. It takes the principles of defending as individuals, in units and as a team, whilst also encouraging forwards and midfielders to engage, thus making it as realistic as possible for defenders. MORE
Use this session to create a positive mindset to defending – it makes teams hard to beat and teaches players not to concede cheap goals. MORE
in Attacking, Defending
Examine the principles behind attacking and defending counter-attack situations quickly – It’s important to practise this because counter-attacks occur regularly in matches, so both defence and attack need to be prepared. MORE
in Skills and Techniques
Get your players establishing positive habits in possession. This high-tempo session takes the form of a training circuit followed by a number of progressive games. MORE
Get your team playing off the front men to get in behind the opposition’s defence. Also, help develop possession to create good opportunities to play into either of the two strikers up front MORE