Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy linked to Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and West Brom

Mick McCarthy's future is unclear. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Mick McCarthy's future is unclear. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

With his future at Ipswich Town still uncertain, boss Mick McCarthy’s situation is reportedly being monitored by Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and West Brom.

The Blues’ manager is out of contract in the summer after five years at Portman Road and speculation has been rife about his future.

Last week, he told a press conference before the win at Preston that he thinks owner Marcus Evans wants him to stay and that he wouldn’t be ‘forced out’ by a ‘small section’ of fans who want to see him leave.

He then indicated, in the wake of Saturday’s 1-0 win at Preston, that it is likely he will sign a new deal if offered one. Those talks, he says, will happen before the end of March.

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However, with his future yet to be decided, it’s been reported nationally that at least three clubs are considering him as a replacement for their current incumbents.

Reading – who are struggling in 18th following their third-place finish in 2016/17 – are said to be monitoring the situation at Town as they consider the future of their boss Jaap Stam.

Sheffield Wednesday, who are 17th in the Championship, may reportedly call on McCarthy if they part company with the recently-appointed Jos Luhukay.

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And West Brom, who are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table, could look to McCarthy as a steadying hand if they go down and part company with Alan Pardew.

MORE: Stuart Watson’s verdict: Marcus Evans needs to speak up nowIt’s not the first time that McCarthy has been linked with another club – he was briefly favourite for the then vacant top job at hometown club Barnsley earlier this month.