Mick McCarthy is no longer the manager of Ipswich Town, having resigned from the club with immediate effect.
Already due to quit at the end of the season, McCarthy brought his resignation forward by a few weeks in somewhat typical fashion – ending his Portman Road reign with a banging fist on a desk.
BREAKING: Mick McCarthy has quit #itfc
– Speaks for 3mins about game then says on reaction to Cotter sub:
‘That was disgraceful reaction but listen I won’t have to listen to it again because that’s my last game, I’m out of here’.
Bangs desk with hands and marches out press room
— Stuart Watson (@Stuart_Watson) April 10, 2018
McCarthy’s furious reaction appeared to have been brought on by the reaction to the substitution of Barry Cotter. The former Limerick defender was, by all accounts, putting in a fine showing for Ipswich in his first start for the club, and the fans were quick to make their displeasure felt when Cotter was taken off and replaced Grant Ward just ten minutes into the second half.
Boooooo what is he doing. The best performance from a #itfc right back for years, plenty to work with.
— Graham Downey (@RAnobreaks1978) April 10, 2018
— Barney Booth (@barney_booth) April 10, 2018
? | Mick McCarthy spoke with iFollow Ipswich shortly after the full-time whistle at Portman Road this evening as he confirmed his departure from the Club. pic.twitter.com/TEFfbLGOkA
— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) April 10, 2018
Even the fact that Ipswich had actually won the match against Barnsley was clearly not enough to calm McCarthy down, and the former Ireland boss has walked out on his job with four games of the Champions League season still to play.
He has already been linked with the vacant post at West Bromwich Albion, with the Baggies almost certain to be relegated from the Premier League in the coming weeks.