Recent suggestions that Bristol City CEO Mark Ashton is set to join Ipswich Town after the club takeover are true and the move has been in the works for a few weeks, sources have informed Football League World.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that American investment company Gamechanger 20 had completed their takeover of the Tractor Boys with a UK-based CEO set to be announced to take charge of the day-to-day running of the club.
Ashton has been continually linked with leaving City to take up such a role at Ipswich and sources have informed Football League World that such reports are true.
The Robins CEO is set to make the switch to Portman Road in a move that has been in the works for a few weeks now.
Ashton has held his current role with the Bs3 club, where he oversees the day-to-day football operations, since January 2016 but was involved in a consultant capacity before that point.
He also has prior experience as a CEO at both Watford and Oxford United, as well as having been associated with West Bromwich Albion for 14 years.
Ipswich’s incoming chairman Mike O’Leary also has prior links to Oxford and the Baggies, while the duo served alongside each other on the board of Alycidon Ltd previously.
There has been growing unrest concerning Ashton among City supporters in recent years – particularly due to how the search for Lee Johnson’s replacement was dealt with.
There have been calls for his departure previously, so his prospective move to Portman Road could be well received among parts of the Robins fan base.