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Promotion chasing manager emerges as potential Mick McCarthy replacement at Ipswich

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Ipswich Town are on the lookout for a new manager after they recently announced that Mick McCarthy would leave at the end of the season.

The Tractor Boys revealed last week that they would not renew the former Ireland boss’ contract which is up in the summer, although McCarthy will remain in charge until then.

Already, a host of names have been linked with the job at Portman Road and Paul Hurst is under consideration according to HITC.

The current Shrewsbury Town boss has worked wonders this season, turning a side that were favourites for relegation from League One to title contenders.

The Shrews are in a three-way battle with Wigan and Blackburn Rovers for the two automatic promotion spots despite having a tiny budget in comparison and that work has not gone unnoticed with the report stating Ipswich are looking at Hurst.

Prior to his brilliant work at the New Meadow, Hurst was also very successful at Grimsby Town, where he managed to bring the side back to the Football League after a six-year absence.

The Verdict

It’s no surprise that Hurst is linked with jobs at a higher level because the job he has done with Shrewsbury has been incredible.

Ipswich will be aware of that and he would be exactly the sort of manager they need to signify a fresh new start for the club.

Even if Shrewsbury are promoted, you would think Hurst would be tempted to leave, however Ipswich may find they aren’t the only club in for the 43-year old in the summer.

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


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