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Ipswich Town lining up raid on Portsmouth for key man

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According to the print edition of the Daily Mirror (24th April, page 50), Ipswich Town are lining up a move to bring in Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett as their new boss.

Ipswich are in the market for a new manager as they seek a replacement for Mick McCarthy.

McCarthy left Ipswich recently after six years of service and now the Tractor Boys are searching for a new manager again.

Jackett is now on their radar as they consider a move for the League One manager.

The former Millwall and Wolves boss has enjoyed a relatively successful season in 2017/18, guiding newly promoted Portsmouth to play-off contention.

Pompey are four points away from the top six with two to play, having seen their promotion dreams dented by only picking up two points in their last four matches.

The report in the Mirror claims that two other managers are on Ipswich’s wishlist.

Steve McClaren, formerly of England, Derby County, Newcastle United and others, could be considered as well as impressive Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley, who is hoping to guide the Imps to back to back promotions from the National League to League One as he prepares his players for a play-off push this season.

The Verdict

If Ipswich are hoping to win promotion to the Premier League, they could be a bit more optimistic with their manager targets. Jackett is a solid but unspectacular manager who is good at steadying the ship. McCarthy has left Ipswich in a promising position with a platform to push on next year but will Jackett have them winning promotion?

Ipswich fans – Would you like Jackett? Let us know below…


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

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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