Former Waterford manager Justin McCarthy harbors no ill feelings towards Waterford even if he was unceremoniously removed as manager and that he wish the best for them in the All-Ireland decider on Sunday.
“Don’t forget I gave seven years of my life to Waterford. That’s a long time and a lot of driving and I didn’t do it for the money.” McCarthy told the Irish Daily Star.
The Cork native said he felt he was not receiving the respect he deserve that’s why he left.
“If I was offered €100,000 or respect, I’d say, ‘give me the respect and forget about the €100k. Let’s be honest, do players realize the effort and time a manager puts into it?” he said.
McCarthy hopes Waterford walks away victorious against Galway.
“I still have a lot of friends in Waterford and I’d love to see them win the All-Ireland.”
The Cork hurler steered Waterford to three Munster titles since taking over in 2001 but his reign came to an end halfway the 2008 season due to a falling out with his players.