Ipswich Town are considering former player John McGreal as a potential successor to current boss Mick McCarthy should the Irishman leave Portman Road.
McGreal, who manages League Two Colchester United, spent five years at Ipswich as a player from 1999 and is impressing the bosses at the Championship club according to the Daily Mail.
Whilst there is no suggestion that McCarthy is about to be sacked, the former Wolves boss is out of contract at the end of the season and it’s unclear as to whether he will sign a new deal.
Even though McCarthy has done a fine job with the limited resources available to him at Ipswich, many fans have been unhappy with the style of football the team have played over the years.
Owner Marcus Evans is reluctant to put any more money into the club and McGreal’s ability to develop and nurture younger players is believed to be a really appealing factor to the Ipswich board.
The current team are still chasing a play-off place as we approach the final part of the season.
This would be a risky move should McCarthy leave in the summer but that may be exactly what Ipswich need.
You can’t criticise McCarthy for the job he has done but there is no ambition at the club and that comes from those at the top.
The lack of funds mean attracting a proven manager is near-impossible, so taking a chance on someone like McGreal who knows the club and may bring a new style of play could transform the place.
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