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McCarthy named Ipswich boss

Created on 01 Nov., 2012 3:27 PM GMT

Ipswich Town have appointed Mick McCarthy as their new manager on a deal that expires in the summer of 2015.

The 53-year-old has been out of work since February after being sacked last season by Wolves, but with Ipswich currently sitting bottom of the Championship, they have moved quickly to replace Paul Jewell.

McCarthy's former assistant at Wolves, Terry Connor, will join him at Portman Road.

"I'm obviously delighted to have been given the job as Ipswich Town manager and I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead," McCarthy told the club's official website.

"It's a fantastic football club, with a proud tradition and history and a terrific fan base. While the long-term ambition is to take the club back into the Premier League, it's clear that the first priority is to get some confidence back into the team and start climbing the table."

Chief executive Simon Clegg declared himself delighted with the appointment of the experienced former Republic of Ireland manager.

"I am delighted to welcome Mick and Terry to Portman Road," he said.

"We are under no illusions of the challenge ahead for this club given our position in the table but we feel we have the right manager to lead that challenge.

"Mick has a wealth of knowledge in the game and has shown that he knows how to compete successfully in the Championship in his time at both Sunderland and Wolves.

"While the first task is to guide the club away from our current position, we believe Mick has all the credentials and drive to eventually bring success back to Ipswich Town."

Ipswich have taken just seven points from their opening 13 league games so far this season and are rooted at the bottom of the league with just one win to their name.

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