Sheffield Wednesday and Reading are considering making a move for Ipswich Town head coach Mick McCarthy when his contract expires in the summer according to a report from the Express and Star.
In an era of football where managers rarely stay at a club for longer than a year, McCarthy seems to be part of a different breed. He has been at Ipswich for five-and-a-half years now and has done well making sure that they always keep their heads above water and don’t get relegated. But there is a fear he might end up leaving soon. His contract expires in the summer and there has been no progress on contract talks despite Ipswich owner Marcus Evans reportedly wanting to keep him.
Something that may persuade McCarthy to leave Ipswich is that two other Sky Bet Championship teams are interested in appointing him as their manager. Sheffield Wednesday may have just got a new man in with Jos Luhukay only joining the club in January but he has only won once in the league since his appointment which has pushed them closer to the relegation zone. This has led to some reports saying he could be sacked at the end of the season and McCarthy’s record in the Championship makes him an appealing choice.
Reading is another team that are looking to appoint McCarthy should he leave Ipswich. Fans have been calling for Jaap Stam to leave after a poor season and they may look to the former Republic of Ireland manager to make sure next season is a better one.