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Cowley and McClaren the early favourites for Town job with Blues old boys Mowbray and McGreal on bookies’ lists

PUBLISHED: 12:49 29 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 29 March 2018

Steve McClaren and Danny Cowley are among the early favourites to replace Mick McCarthy. PA/Archant

Steve McClaren and Danny Cowley are among the early favourites to replace Mick McCarthy. PA/Archant

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Lincoln manager Danny Cowley and former England boss Steve McClaren are the early favourites to replace Mick McCarthy as manager of Ipswich Town.

Mick McCarthy and Danny Cowley shake hands after the FA Cup third round meeting between Ipswich and Lincoln at Portman Road in 2017. Lincoln won the replay 1-0. Picture: Steve WallerMick McCarthy and Danny Cowley shake hands after the FA Cup third round meeting between Ipswich and Lincoln at Portman Road in 2017. Lincoln won the replay 1-0. Picture: Steve Waller

It was announced today that McCarthy will be leaving Portman Road at the end of the current season, after five-and-a-half years in charge after replacing Paul Jewell in 2012.

Bookmakers are already beginning to assemble lists of likely candidates, with Cowley and McClaren the early favourites.

McClaren, who was linked with the Blues at the weekend, started as the 2/1 favourite with Skybet with Cowley soon taking his place at the top with the same odds.

MORE: Mick McCarthy to leave Ipswich Town at the end of the season

Colchester United head coach John McGreal is also on the list.  Picture: STEVE WALLER    WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COMColchester United head coach John McGreal is also on the list. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

The former Braintree boss, whose Lincoln side knocked Ipswich out of the FA Cup last season, is currently bidding for back-to-back promotions with the Imps, who sit a place and two points outside the League Two play-offs.

Other names on the early list is former Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton (9/1), Maurice Steijn of Dutch side VVV Venlo (11/1), former Tottenham and Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood (18/1) and recently departed Reading manager Jaap Stam (20/1).

MORE: ‘It’s probably best for all of us’ – McCarthy’s first interview after departure announcement

There are plenty of managers with Ipswich connections on the bookies’ list, including Shefki Kuqi (5/1) Blackburn’s Tony Mowbray (8/1) and John McGreal of Colchester priced at 10/1, Former Blues boss George Burley is at 25/1 with Terry Butcher and Jim Magilton both at 33/1.

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is one of the early favourites to replace Mick McCarthy.Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is one of the early favourites to replace Mick McCarthy.

Odds are correct at the time of writing.

Ipswich Town have taken up their option to extend Freddie Sears’ contract until the summer of 2020.

Jon Nolan is back in the team under Paul Lambert. STUART WATSON spoke to the midfielder about Paul Hurst’s sacking, stepping up to the Championship and the visit of Wigan.

Paul Lambert will continue to ‘protect’ talented midfielder Teddy Bishop as the youngster strives for fitness following a long injury lay-off.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says he won’t sanction any player departures until he has signed the players he wants in January.

Former Ipswich Town striker Marcus Stewart has asked to leave Bristol Rovers following the departure of Darrell Clarke this morning.

Signing strikers will be a top priority for Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert in January. ANDY WARREN looks at names who could fit the bill for the Blues.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features a goal from Tony Mowbray in a European triumph, plus a victory over Leeds United.

Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s visit of Wigan Athletic.

Midfielder Cole Skuse believes he is ahead of schedule after undergoing a minor operation on the knee injury which is expected to keep him out for eight weeks.

Freddie Sears knows Ipswich Town must add goals to their team, with the January transfer window just around the corner.

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