Former Ireland captain and manager Mick McCarthy will be leaving Ipswich Town at the end of the season. McCarthy has spent over five years at the club, taking over in November 2012.
McCarthy spoke with the club, who are currently 12th in the table, and the two parties came to the decision that the time is right to move on.
“I had a good discussion with Marcus [Evans, club owner] and we feel this is the right thing to do for me and for Ipswich Town,” said Mick.
“I have loved my time here and I am proud of what I have achieved over the last six years – and the relationship I have enjoyed with the players and all the staff at the Club in that time.
“I won’t be leaving with any regrets. I have given everything for Ipswich Town and I will see out my contract in the same way.”
Given the resources available to McCarthy, he did an impressive job over the years with the Tractor Boys, and he could attract interest from a number of clubs who are on the lookout for a new manager.
McCarthy has also long been mentioned as a potential Ireland manager once again, whenever Martin O’Neill’s reign ends.