‘I’m out of here’ - McCarthy quits as Ipswich boss after Barnsley win
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Mick McCarthy has left his role as Ipswich Town manager following tonight’s victory over Barnsley.
The Blues boss, who announced at the end of March he would be leaving his role at the end of the season, gave a three-minute press conference at the end of this evening’s game before revealing he was leaving.
Reacting to boos when young defender Barry Cotter was substituted in the second half, McCarthy said: “It was a disgraceful reaction, that but it’s the last time I’ll have to hear it because that’s my last game. I’m out of here.”
And with that he departed.
The club then put a tweet confirming the news, with a story published on the club website.
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“I spoke with Marcus at the weekend and we agreed that it was in the best interests for me, the players and the Club that I move on now,” he said.
“I said I would see the season out but it’s been a new experience and it’s not one I have been enjoying to be honest.
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“I have continued to do my job to the best of my ability but there is something missing and I’m not comfortable with that.
“I have had a great time here and worked with some great people and to all those who have given me wonderful support over the last five and a half years - and there are many - I want to put on record my personal thanks.
“The players here can look forward to a new challenge with whoever comes in and I want to wish them, the staff and the Club the best of fortunes.
“I’ll also be looking forward to a new challenge elsewhere. I’ve still got a lot of football in me.”
Town’s assistant manager, Terry Connor, will also be leaving the Club having terminated his contract early as well.
Marcus Evans thanked McCarthy for the job he has done: “I want to reiterate my thanks to Mick and Terry for their fantastic service to this Football Club,” said Evans.
“I have always enjoyed a good relationship with Mick and that continues and on behalf of the Football Club I want to wish him and Terry the very best of luck going forward.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them back here next season in the away dressing-room!”