Alan Curbishley would be a ‘fantastic appointment’ for Ipswich Town says former Blues hero

HERMANN Hreidarsson believes Alan Curbishley would be a great choice to become next manager of Ipswich Town.

First linked with the job last weekend and then installed as favourite after Paul Jewell left on Wednesday lunch-time, Curbishley finally broke his silence on Friday and declared he would be interested in talks.

Hreidarsson, an Ipswich favourite who played under Curbishley at Charlton, believes Town would be lucky to get him.

Speaking to Radio Suffolk yesterday, Hreidarsson said: “I think he would be a fantastic appointment.

“He did really well at Charlton, which is sort of a family club similar to Ipswich. He knew exactly what the club needed to get into the Premiership and stay there.

“What the club (Ipswich) needs now is stability – that is what every club is looking for. He has the experience to bring the club up and bring stability.

“You know exactly what you are going to get with him. He is a very honest guy and I had a great time playing under him.” Many supporters would love to see Curbishley placed in charge with a ‘dream-team’ link-up with former Blues play-off hero Matt Holland as his assistant.

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Holland might also come into the backroom reckoning if bookmakers’ favourite Mick McCarthy got the job after the midfielder played under the Irishman at international level.