Date: 5th July 2007 at 5:25pm
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Mick McCarthy has every right to be walking a little taller this week, having graduated`at Warwick University and attained the coveted UEFA Pro Licence, which is the mandatory qualification needed to manage in the Premiership.

The course, lasting a year requires 240 hours of study, combining a mixture of distance learning, online learning and conference calls, and a weeks residential course at the University itself.

Whilst there are a few exceptions to holding the licence at the moment, beyond 2010 no manager will be allowed to coach in The Premiership. It will simply be a case of no badge, no job.

Congratulations Mick