Klug takes caretaker charge of Ipswich Town after McCarthy’s departure

Bryan Klug will lead Ipswich Town until the end of the season. Picture: EADT

Bryan Klug will lead Ipswich Town until the end of the season. Picture: EADT

Ipswich Town will be led by Bryan Klug for the final four games of the 2017/18 season following the departure of Mick McCarthy.

McCarthy quit as Ipswich manager following last night’s 1-0 victory over Barnsley at Portman Road, having previously been due to depart at the end of the campaign.

He leaves a side 12th in the Championship, with Klug taking over for the four remaining games, starting against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

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Klug is currently the club’s head of academy coaching and has held various roles at Portman Road during a long association, including as assistant to Jim Magilton between 2006 and 2008.

After a spell at Tottenham’s academy, he returned to Blues in the summer of 2012 and will now take command of the first-team for Saturday’s visit to Nottingham Forest.

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Following the game at the City Ground, Town host Aston Villa, travel to Reading and then finish their season at home to Middlesbrough.

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