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Ipswich Town dealt a blow as former favourite rules out managerial return



Former Ipswich Town favourite Tony Mowbray is not interested in becoming the club’s new manager for next season.

The 54-year old is a popular figure at Portman Road after spending five years at the club as a player from 1995. As well as that, he went on to help out George Burley as a coach at the Tractor Boys.

And, it appears he still has admirers on the Ipswich board, after they had sounded him out about becoming the new manager ahead of next season.

Yet, HITC Sport have revealed how he has turned down their advances, insisting that he is happy at Blackburn.

The former Celtic manager has done a terrific job at Ewood Park, guiding Rovers to an instant return to the Championship after a hugely successful campaign in the third tier. They could even win the title this weekend if they win and Wigan lose.

Given the success he has enjoyed, Mowbray is prepared to stay, meaning Ipswich will have to look elsewhere as they search for Mick McCarthy’s successor.

The Verdict

Mowbray would’ve been a smart appointment by Ipswich as he has various qualities that make him ideal for the role.

Firstly, he is well thought of by the fans and encourages a passing, attacking style of play but more importantly he has proven himself to be a very capable manager over the years, particularly at Blackburn.

However, you can understand why he is reluctant to leave having just secured promotion and he clearly sees a promising future for himself and the team at Rovers.

Thoughts, Ipswich and Blackburn fans? Let us know in the comments below.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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