Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst is in the frame to replace Mick McCarthy as the manager of Ipswich Town, according to HITC Sport.

The 43-year-old has done an impressive job with Shrewsbury Town in League One this season and has guided them to 2nd in the league and into contention for promotion to the Championship. They were being tipped for relegation in pre-season.

His performance with the Shrews has not gone unnoticed and Ipswich Town, who have confirmed that Mick McCarthy will leave them at the end of the campaign, are now being linked with a move for him.

Hurst played for Rotherham United and Burton Albion in his playing days and played over 450 games for the Millers. Since retiring in 2008, he went onto manage non-league sides Ilkeston Town and Boston United.

He then joined Grimsby Town in 2013 and after two seasons of nearly gaining promotion, he guided them to the Football League via the Play-Offs in 2016. He then left the Mariners to take charge of League One side Shrewsbury in October 2016 and has been there ever since.

The Shrews finished 18th last season and Hurst did well to steady the ship when he came in. Hurst made some shrewd signings in the summer such as Jon Nolan from Chesterfield and Stefan Payne from Barnsley, both of who have been excellent for them this season.

There is no surprise to see Hurst being linked with Ipswich Town, especially after what he has done with Shrewsbury.



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