Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Matt Doherty was selected behind Everton’s Seamus Coleman for the Republic of Ireland recently.
Wolves fans on Twitter have hit back at Mick McCarthy after he stated that Everton’s Seamus Coleman is a better right-back than Matt Doherty.
The former Wolves boss was making reference to why Everton’s Coleman has been starting ahead of Doherty for the Republic of Ireland, as reported by the42.
The Irish recently participated in their Euro 2020 qualifiers – recording a draw at Denmark & then beating Gibraltar, with Coleman starting both encounters.
But McCarthy’s decision behind not selecting the Wolves man hasn’t sat well with the Molineux faithful, who believe the Yorkshireman hasn’t changed his ways.
Last season, Doherty produced an outstanding display as a right wing-back for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, with Coleman playing as a natural right-back for Everton and getting better as the season progressed.
The Midlands outfit finished in a European spot – one place ahead of the Toffees, who will be looking to make their mark when the new season kicks off in August.
Here is a selection of Wolves fans reacting on Twitter to McCarthy’s comments:
I love Mick but in my opinion he’s wrong. Saying that, I’ve never played the game or managed so my opinion counts for nothing. With Coleman’s injury-proneness Doc will surely get his opportunity.— Stevie B (@originalstevieb) June 12, 2019
Same old McCarthy, couldn’t pick his nose!— suzanne spencer (@tigger_beanz) June 12, 2019
That’s the trouble with MM, has his favourites and can’t tell a Ford from a Ferrari! Pretty much underlines why he’s achieved very little in the game (except a reputation for a witty quip!) like Warnock can’t hack it at the highest level. #wwfc— Mr N (@Nigel_Bristow) June 12, 2019
Great way to fill your squad with confidence Mick….— Pete Jackson (@pete_wwfc) June 12, 2019
Mick picking players on “personality” rather than ability ….. nothing new here pic.twitter.com/YCMAEtvRKj— Russ (@RussT1976) June 12, 2019