NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News  » Sports » McCarthy takes over as Ipswich boss

McCarthy takes over as Ipswich boss

November 01, 2012 19:46 IST

Former Ireland and Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has been named boss of English Championship (second division) side Ipswich Town, the club said on Thursday.

McCarthy replaces Paul Jewell, who left last week with the club rooted to the foot of the table.

"While the long term ambition is to take the club back into the Premier League, it's clear that the first priority is to get some confidence back into the team and start climbing the table," McCarthy said on the club website (

The 53-year-old, who led Ireland to the second round of the 2002 World Cup, was sacked by Wolves in February after more than five years at the club.

© Copyright 2018 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.