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John Laverty

Mickey Harte made the right call... and so did Tyrone

John Laverty


As with Wenger and Coyle, a legendary manager's time had come

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Bags packed: Mickey Harte

Bags packed: Mickey Harte

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

Roy Coyle

Roy Coyle

Bags packed: Mickey Harte

It was time for Mickey Harte to go. The valedictory date - November 13 - was therefore theatrically poignant.

Symmetrical with his promotion to the role of Tyrone senior football manager 18 years ago, it felt like an ideal, if anticlimactic, bookend to a wonderful career.

The wee man in the white polo shirt will be remembered with respect and fondness long after the awkward, unseemly truncation of his remarkable reign is forgotten.


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