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‘Thank you Mick, especially for the first 3 seasons’ - Ipswich Town fans react to news that McCarthy is to leave

Town manager Mick McCarthy in the rain ahead of the Ipswich Town v Birmingham City (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 05 August 2017.    Picture: STEVE WALLER    www.stephenwaller.com

Town manager Mick McCarthy in the rain ahead of the Ipswich Town v Birmingham City (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 05 August 2017. Picture: STEVE WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

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Ipswich Town fans and pundits have been having their say about the impending departure of boss Mick McCarthy – here’s a flavour of what’s being said online.

McCarthy’s contract is due to expire at the end of the campaign but, after meeting owner Marcus Evans on Wednesday night the pair have agreed to part ways at the end of the campaign.

- MORE: McCarthy to leave Town

The Blues manager will see out his contract and remain in charge until the end of the campaign, while assistant Terry Connor will also depart at the end of the season.

- MORE: Evans pays tribute to Mick

“Mick and I had a discussion and we both agreed that this was the best way forward for him and for Ipswich Town,” club owner Marcus Evans said.

- MORE: ‘It’s probably best for all of us’ - Mick on departure

“It never got to the point where we actually talked about a new contract. It just felt right that it was time for us both to look at different options.

- MORE: McClaren and Cowley are early favourites to replace Mick

“Mick has been a fantastic manager for this Football Club, ably supported by Terry who has also been invaluable in the development of the team.”

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