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“I’m out of here” – Mick McCarthy leaves Ipswich

Mick McCarthy has left Ipswich Town with immediate effect.

The 59 year old was due to leave the club in the summer, but has departed early after Ipswich’s 1-0 win over Barnsley last night.

“I’m out of here,” McCarthy stated in last night’s post-match press conference.

The former Republic of Ireland manager was the longest serving manager in the Championship, and has been in charge at Portman Road for six years. 

Ipswich are currently 11th in the table.

McCarthy had been asked about negativity from fans, which he described as “disgraceful” and “pathetic”.

“You can probably see why I am going. The reaction after I took Barry Cotter off – that’s just pathetic,” he said. “I’ve signed him and played him. He’s absolutely knackered and has to come off.

“That was a disgraceful reaction, but I won’t have to listen to it again because that’s my last game – I’m out of here. It’s sad because I’ve loved my time here.

“I can’t think of one member of staff who wants me to leave or one player who wants me to leave. It’s an unusual situation, isn’t it? I take pride in that. I love the bones of the lads.

 

McCarthy has endured a difficult relationship with Ipswich fans, and he says he hasn’t been enjoying the experience.

“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,” he told the club website.

“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.”

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