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McCarthy Appointment Reportedly Close
Monday, 29th Oct 2012 23:09

Town are close to naming former Wolves, Republic of Ireland, Sunderland and Millwall boss Mick McCarthy as their new manager, according to national newspaper reports. The 53-year-old and ex-Charlton and West Ham boss Alan Curbishley have always been viewed as the frontrunners to succeed Paul Jewell since the Liverpudlian’s exit by mutual consent last week.

If confirmed, McCarthy is expected to be joined at Portman Road by his former Wolves assistant Terry Connor with former Blues skipper Matt Holland, who played for the one-time centre-half with Ireland, believed to be another prospective member of the Barnsley-born boss’s staff.

A three-year deal is understood to be on the table for McCarthy, who has been out of work since leaving Wolves in February after more than five years at Molineux.

In the summer he spoke to Nottingham Forest about their vacancy prior to Sean O’Driscoll’s appointment, while more recently he has been linked with the likes of Bolton, Burnley, Blackburn and Crystal Palace.

Town chief executive Simon Clegg said last week that he was hoping to have the new appointment in place before Saturday's game at Birmingham City.

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ScottCandage added 23:13 - Oct 29
I would like this management team. A lot.

martleshamitfc added 23:15 - Oct 29
Great news! some serious arse kicking required!!

smellmycheese added 23:15 - Oct 29
Please Noooooooooo.

Could not think of a worse manager for us on the planet.
Not the right man for Ipswich.
Will be turning away in their thousands if this happens!

Joetown95 added 23:15 - Oct 29
Dont like his style of play. But i reckon he could get us out of the mess we are in.

bonanza added 23:15 - Oct 29
I have just creamed my pants!!

ericclacton added 23:15 - Oct 29
Sort them out Mick, welcome to Portman Road.

ShefTractor added 23:15 - Oct 29

What a guy

punch_bowl added 23:16 - Oct 29
tough enough to sort out the arrogant wasters wearing the famous town shirt

Joetown95 added 23:16 - Oct 29
you beat me to it ShefTractor!

Arthur added 23:16 - Oct 29

Come on in Mick Mac!!

GTRKing added 23:16 - Oct 29
Looks good I hope he can sort the team out & get us start winning

itfc1981 added 23:17 - Oct 29

itfc1981 added 23:19 - Oct 29
Kick em hard Mick!

Michael11 added 23:19 - Oct 29
Mick McCarthy's blue & white army!

Hopefully just the kind of man for the job, welome aboard Mick!

TractorBoy666 added 23:19 - Oct 29
Keeping up with all this on Twitter. You get to know the news first on there! He wasn't my choice but I reckon he could give these players a kick up the ***. It's what they need.

singtown added 23:20 - Oct 29
As long as he can get us out of this mess

Welcome Mick!

hmarcham2 added 23:20 - Oct 29
Really hope this happens. We've got a bunch of players that need a major kick up the backside and an experienced head to get into their heads how bad a situation we are in. McCarthy would no doubt demand respect from the players the moment he walks in, and in the long term he has a great record of building good squads and buying well. Also, if the reports of Holland being in the backroom staff are true, we would really benefit from having somebody who knew how to wear the shirt with pride! COYB!

Che added 23:22 - Oct 29
If its true then well done ITFC, we don't need any of this lets go down and build for the future rubbish. We are in a relegation fight and we need someone tough with a good track record who will get our current crop of very average players, playing out of their skins. Promotion comes later but when it comes it needs to be from Championship into the Premier.

casanovacrow added 23:23 - Oct 29
someone is about to blow a huge hole in an already sinking ship. Not clever

davidsc1971 added 23:25 - Oct 29
Is he my first choice? No.
Will I back him 100% if appointed? Yes. Absolutely.

It's time for us fans to unite behind what would be a high class appointment for this club and trust him and his team to knock some heads together, to add quality, some direction, and tactical know how in order to put this shambles back in order. If he does that, he can stay as long as he likes.

Sindre94 added 23:26 - Oct 29
I an not really sure on this one, but I will back him..

BlooooCD added 23:26 - Oct 29
Superb news! Kick this bunch of useless players up the arse or out on their ears! This should change our fortunes and I reckon the majority will support mick and the team really well!!! Blooooooooooooo army!

Kuqicoo added 23:27 - Oct 29
I'd be pretty happy if this is true. Need a strong leader to get out of this mess. And he'll definately kick butt! He won't put up with some of those attitudes that seem to be rife in our team.

alexharban added 23:27 - Oct 29
Id be very very pleased with. McCarthy, Connor and Holland set up.

murraybrunning added 23:28 - Oct 29
Will make the players proud to wear the shirt. Someone said to me at the weekend "you dont have to like em its what they can do for your club". I think thats right. Will add steel to our team and some much needed organisation. Good luck MM and welcome. May your reign be prosperous!

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