10 Hardest Men Who Ever Played For Celtic

10. Mick McCarthy

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Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy comes across as a cuddly character in his post-match interviews, but beneath those dulcet Yorkshire tones lies a fierce competitor, whose two seasons at Parkhead during the late 80s yielded one league title and a pair of Scottish Cups.

So, the former Ireland international is a winner - that was obvious from the way his brilliant Wolves side dazzled the Premier League in the late 2000s - but was he really hard?

In his playing days, Mick was an imposing centre-half with a long stride (and an even longer head). You wouldn't have wanted to get too tight with him when attacking a set piece - put it that way. And he proved during his confrontation with Roy Keane at the 2002 World Cup that he was prepared to stand his ground against anyone.

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