Mick McCarthy will become the new manager of Cypriot club APOEL this weekend when he flies to Nicosia to sign a contract.

APOEL released a statement via Twitter suggesting McCarthy would be attending the home match against league leaders Apollon on Saturday "so that discussions regarding the possibility of cooperation are completed".

However, RTÉ Sport understand the negotiations took place this week and McCarthy is travelling to Cyprus to sign his contract.

McCarthy has been working in punditry since his second stint as Republic of Ireland manager came to an amicable end in April as Stephen Kenny succeeded him following the one-year delay to Euro 2020.

The 28-time league champions are in search of a new manager after Marinos Ouzonidis this week became the ninth head coach to leave the club since 2017.

APOEL are 10th in the Cypriot top flight after two wins, three losses and two draws in their first seven games of the season.