‘I don’t envisage confirming our next manager until the season is finished’ - owner Evans to talk on camera

Marcus Evans will take his time to decide who should replace Mick McCarthy.

Marcus Evans will take his time to decide who should replace Mick McCarthy. - Credit: Archant

Owner Marcus Evans does not envisage appointing the next Ipswich Town manager until the end of the current season in the wake of Mick McCarthy’s departure.

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has begun his search to replace manager Mick McCarthy. Photo: Steve

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has begun his search to replace manager Mick McCarthy. Photo: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Following McCarthy’s exit last night, following the 1-0 win over Barnsley, Bryan Klug will take charge for the final four games of the season as the Blues owner searches for a new manager.

That search is well underway, but Evans does not expect to have a new man in place before the end of the current campaign.

MORE: Klug takes caretaker charge of Ipswich Town after McCarthy’s departure“Appointing a manager is one of the most important - if not the most important - decision an owner of a football club will make,” Evans said.

“I have started the process but I will take all the time I need to find the right person.

“A lot can happen around the end of the season with managers so I want to be in the best position I can be before making an appointment.

MORE: Stu says: Five observations following Mick McCarthy’s dramatic exit announcement“I can’t rule it out completely but I don’t envisage confirming our next manager until the season is finished.”

Town manager Mick McCarthy leaves the press room following his announcement that the Ipswich Town v

Town manager Mick McCarthy leaves the press room following his announcement that the Ipswich Town v Barnsley match was to be his last game at the club. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

The club have also confirmed this morning that Evans will speak on camera for the first time in the coming weeks, with the interview made available to all supporters.

Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley remains the favourite with the bookmakers, with the Imps boss unlikely to consider any approach until the end of the season given his side are in the thick of the League Two promotion race.

MORE: ‘I’m out of here’ - McCarthy quits as Ipswich boss after Barnsley winFormer Ipswich defender Tony Mowbray, now at Blackburn, recently sacked West Brom boss Alan Pardew, former Blues striker Shefki Kuqi, Wigan boss Paul Cook and Paul Hurst of Shrewsbury all high up on the bookies’ lists.

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Mark Warburton and Steve McClaren, both out of work, have both also been mentioned in connection with the job.

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