Saturday 19 January 2019

Mick McCarthy to leave Ipswich at the end of the season after six years

Mick McCarthy
Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy will leave his position as Ipswich Town manager when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The club confirmed today that the former Republic of Ireland manager, who took over the Tractor Boys during the 2012/13 season, will depart after what has been a tough campaign.

Ipswich are currently 12th in the Championship, with McCarthy leading the club to one playoff appearance during his tenure.

Before taking over at Ipswich, McCarthy managed Millwall, Ireland, Sunderland and Wolves.

He had been linked with a return to the Ireland job before Martin O'Neill agreed a new contract.

"Mick and I had a discussion and we both agreed that this was the best way forward for him and for Ipswich Town," Owner Marcus Evans told the Club website.

"It never got to the point where we actually talked about a new contract. It just felt right that it was time for us both to look at different options. 

"Mick has been a fantastic manager for this Football Club, ably supported by Terry who has also been invaluable in the development of the team.

"When Mick arrived, we looked to be on the way to relegation. He saved us from that and then took us to the Play-Offs within two years.

"In his six years here he has made us a very competitive club in what is a very competitive league. No one looks forward to playing Ipswich."

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