Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor leave Ipswich Town with immediate effect
Mick McCarthy has agreed a deal with the Club that will see him cut short his contract and leave Portman Road with immediate effect.
The Town boss was due to stay in charge until his contract runs out at the end of the season but following discussions between Mick and Club owner Marcus Evans, it has been agreed that tonight’s game against Barnsley will be Mick’s final one in Blues’ dug-out.
“I spoke with Marcus at the weekend and we agreed that it was in the best interests for me, the players and the Club that I move on now,” Mick told the Club website.
“I said I would see the season out but it’s been a new experience and it’s not one I have been enjoying to be honest.
“I have continued to do my job to the best of my ability but there is something missing and I’m not comfortable with that.
“I have had a great time here and worked with some great people and to all those who have given me wonderful support over the last five and a half years - and there are many - I want to put on record my personal thanks.
“The players here can look forward to a new challenge with whoever comes in and I want to wish them, the staff and the Club the best of fortunes.
“I’ll also be looking forward to a new challenge elsewhere. I’ve still got a lot of football in me.”
Town’s assistant manager, Terry Connor, will also be leaving the Club having terminated his contract early as well.
“I want to reiterate my thanks to Mick and Terry for their fantastic service to this Football Club,” said Marcus.
“I have always enjoyed a good relationship with Mick and that continues and on behalf of the Football Club I want to wish him and Terry the very best of luck going forward.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them back here next season in the away dressing-room!”