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Ipswich consider appointing former PL manager as Mick McCarthy’s replacement



Tim Sherwood is being considered by Ipswich Town as they look to appoint a new manager, according to the print edition of the Daily Star via the Sky Sports News Transfer Talk page.

Ipswich are in the hunt for a new manager after parting ways with long-serving boss Mick McCarthy earlier this season.

A number of names have been mentioned as Ipswich continue to look for McCarthy’s successor.

One report suggested that Portsmouth’s Kenny Jackett, Lincoln City’s Danny Cowley and former Derby County and Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren were all on Ipswich’s radar, while another reported that Tony Mowbray of Blackburn Rovers and former Wales and Sunderland boss Chris Coleman were possible candidates.

Sol Campbell has also been linked with the job while Harry Redknapp has put his name into the hat.

Now Sherwood has emerged as the latest managerial target.

The 49-year-old has previously managed Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa – both in the Premier League.

Sherwood spent half a season as the permanent manager of Spurs after finishing sixth in the league with them and winning 50 per cent of his 28 games in charge.

He also led Aston Villa to the FA Cup final – where they lost 4-0 to Arsenal at Wembley – before he was sacked early on in the 2015/16 season with the Villains sitting 19th in the Premier League table.

The former England international was most recently the Director of Football at Swindon Town.

The Verdict

Sherwood has been out of a managerial job since 2015 and clubs are reluctant to take him.

Ipswich would be taking a massive gamble bringing him in because of his lack of experience and his less-than-impressive track record so far.

At such a crucial stage for the club, they need to avoid making the wrong appointment and Sherwood would probably be a bad idea.

Ipswich fans – Would you like Sherwood as your new manager? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United