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‘He’s very demanding... he wants to be a manager one day’ - Ipswich boss Hurst on assistant Doig

PUBLISHED: 16:45 07 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 07 June 2018

Paul Hurst will be assisted by Chris Doig at Portman Road. Pic: Shropeshire Star/PA

Paul Hurst will be assisted by Chris Doig at Portman Road. Pic: Shropeshire Star/PA

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New Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst says he and assistant Chris Doig are firmly on the same page when it comes to setting high standards for their players.

Chris Doig is the new assistant manager of Ipswich Town. Picture: PAChris Doig is the new assistant manager of Ipswich Town. Picture: PA

The two come to Portman Road as a pair having previously worked together at Shrewsbury, where the reached last season’s League One Play-Off Final and at Grimsby, where they won promotion back to the Football League in 2016.

Hurst knows his No 2 has firm ambitions to enter management himself one day, but is delighted to be joined in Suffolk by a man who shares many of his values and with whom he works well both on the training field and on the touchline.

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“Chris wants to be a manager one day and has progressed up the leagues,” Hurst said.

“He’s very demanding, like me and we share the same views on many things in the game. Coaching wise, we are on the same page definitely.

“He is big on setting standards. He also appreciates the job players have to do. Like me, he wants the players to enjoy going about their work.

“Players who we have worked with us in the past say they have enjoyed it and that’s important.”

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Paul Hurst has signed a three-year deal to be the next Ipswich Town manager. Picture: Express&StarPaul Hurst has signed a three-year deal to be the next Ipswich Town manager. Picture: Express&Star

The pair remain on holiday following a busy season with Shrewsbury, which saw them reach two Wembley finals.

Once Hurst returns he is due to begin the second part of an LMA (League Managers Association) course in London, but is set to be in Ipswich on Tuesday to be officially unveiled as the club’s new manager.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Shane Supple has announced his retirement from football for a second time, due to a persistent hip injury.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features David Johnson signing for Town and Sir Bobby Robson’s testimonial match at Portman Road

Former Ipswich Town loanee Richie Wellens has been appointed Swindon Town manager, naming Noel Hunt as his assistant.

ANDY WARREN takes a look at the changes made by Paul Lambert since his appointment as Ipswich Town manager.

Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

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