MICK’S THE MAN: Curbs backs new Town boss

ALAN Curbishley held talks with Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans about the vacant manager’s job, following Roy Keane’s departure, but denied speaking to the club prior to Mick McCarthy’s arrival.

The former Charlton and West Ham boss was championed by many supporters to be the right man to succeed Paul Jewell, prior to McCarthy’s appointment yesterday.

Town are bottom of the Championship and five points adrift of safety ahead of McCarthy’s first game at Birmingham City, tomorrow, and Curbishley believes the Blues have appointed the right man.

He said: “I did speak to Marcus Evans when Roy Keane left (Ipswich) but I think the club have decided to go down a different route this time.

“Mick knows the league. Ipswich are in a difficult position and he is a good appointment.”

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