Ipswich Town are set to appoint Shrewsbury Town head coach Paul Hurst as their new manager no matter the result of the Sky Bet League One play-off final today according to a report from The Sun on Sunday via Sky Sports.
The Tractor Boys were expecting to be without a manager after Mick McCarthy said he was going to resign as their head coach. However the vacancy came up quicker than expected when he shockingly resigned much earlier than he said he was going to. However it was close enough to end of the season that the club were willing to wait until the summer to find their new boss.
And after weeks of waiting it appears that they have got their man. Hurst is set to be their new manager no matter what happens with his Shrewsbury side today. He has shocked many in the division by leading the relegation favourites to the play-off final today. They even got close to getting automatically promoted after they finished 3rd this season. They are set to face Rotherham United in the final today but no matter what happens, Hurst will be heading to Portman Road next season to become their manager.
It definitely casts a shadow over what could be a great day for Shrewsbury, Getting this far has been an amazing achievement for them but having these reports come out could end up distracting the side when they need to be more focused than ever. We will only know if this does distract Shrewsbury when they face Rotherham later today.