The Emirates FA Cup

It’s not been a good week for Ipswich as they were dumped out of the F.A. Cup by non-league Lincoln City at Sincil Bank but then again it’s been an even worse week for Mick McCarthy. After that embarrassing cup slip up his position as manager was almost untenable and it seems as if club owner Marcus Evans has had enough as he announced the departure of McCarthy this morning.

But with Ipswich languishing in mid table, the club cannot afford to wait around in regards to naming a successor to the now vacant position, especially with the managerial merry go round having few options to choose from as of late. So with them managing to move quickly on this front we at Tales can now officially announce that the man to take over the reigns at Portman Road is none other than…..Mick McCarthy.

With the club currently languishing in mid-table then it was pretty obvious that there was only one man for the job. When it comes to getting clubs out of the Championship then there is no better equipped man than McCarthy himself.

After already getting Wolves and Sunderland out of this division and into the top flight he will look to make it a hat-trick with the East Anglia club. This may be a club low it’s on luck after the reign of previous manager Mick McCarthy but with Mick McCarthy now in charge then Ipswich fans will have every right to dream of promotion this season.

And it makes perfect sense to install the former Republic Of Ireland boss as the new Ipswich head honcho, Ipswich fans will be the first to say that results under Mick McCarthy have been poor this season and that it was time for the Barnsley born 57 year old to move on to give someone else a crack at getting Ipswich back in the Premier League.

So it comes as no real surprise that the unanimous fans favourite to take over was none other than Mick McCarthy, the man has a real pedigree when it comes to turning a club’s fortunes around at this level and with him now installed at Ipswich then it may be worth putting some money on them returning to the promised land for the first time in 15 years.

Mick McCarthy may feel that he did not quite get the transfer budget he required to really challenge for any of the promotion spots but you can sure that new manager Mick McCarthy will not have the same problem with a transfer war chest being promised to make sure the Suffolk based side have every chance of making up lost ground.

I think it’s fair to say that the race for promotion just got a little bit more interesting……if not confusing.