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BOSS AGREES NEW DEAL

Posted: Mon 30 Jun 2014
Author: Steve Pearce

Mick pledges future until 2017 and TC extends stay too

Mick McCarthy has agreed a new three year contract as manager of Ipswich Town. 

The Blues’ boss, who was back at the training ground today for the first day of pre-season training, has been in charge at Portman Road since taking over from Paul Jewell in October 2012.

He would have been in the final year of an initial two and a half year contract but after discussions with Club owner Marcus Evans, Mick will put pen to paper on a contract that will see him remain as Town manager until the summer of 2017.

Blues were anchored at the bottom of the Championship when Mick arrived at Portman Road but the former Republic of Ireland national team boss steered Town to safety with a game to spare at the end of the 2012/13 campaign. 

Last season Town finished ninth, the Club’s highest final standing since 2009, with only a 1-0 defeat at promoted Burnley in the penultimate game of the term ending Blues’ Play-Off hopes.

Assistant manager Terry Connor has also agreed a new three deal deal.