Ipswich Town have appointed Paul Hurst as their new manager on a three-year deal.

The 44-year-old has left League One side Shrewsbury Town to join the Portman Road club. He has impressed for the Shrews this season after guiding them to the Checkatrade Trophy final and Play-Off final. Even though his side lost both finals, Hurst’s side were considered as early pre-season favourites for relegation so exceeded all their expectations.

Ipswich Town had been in the hunt for a new manager for a while as they looked for a replacement for Mick McCarthy. They were linked with St Mirren’s Jack Ross, who moved to Sunderland, and also ex-Wales and Sunderland boss Chris Coleman but have now found their man in Hurst.

Hurst played for Rotherham United and Burton Albion in his playing days. He then went into management after retiring and had spells in non-league with Ilkeston Town and Boston United before taking over at Grimsby Town in 2013 and guided them to promotion to the Football League in 2016.

He was handed the Shrewsbury Town job in October 2016 and kept them in League One in his first season in charge. Then in this campaign he has defied all odds by getting his Shrews side competing at the top end of the third tier.

Here is how Ipswich Town fans have reacted to the news of his appointment on Twitter-

https://twitter.com/Ipswichmark/status/1001758721159114752

https://twitter.com/luciehenson/status/1001758295445639168


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