PUBLISHED: 20:12 27 May 2018 | UPDATED: 20:12 27 May 2018 Stuart Watson Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst acknowledges the fans after the final whistle following their League One play-off final loss. Picture PA PA Wire Paul Hurst could be named Ipswich Town manager by the end of this coming week following Shrewsbury Town’s 2-1 extra-time defeat to Rotherham defeat in today’s League One Play-Off Final at Wembley. It’s understood that Blues owner Marcus Evans identified the 43-year-old as one of his prime targets weeks ago but had been waiting until the Shropshire side’s promotion push was over before making an official approach. Talks will begin immediately and Hurst is very much in pole position for the role. All of Evans’ other shortlisted candidates have been interviewed, with two who impressed now out the picture. Jack Ross has joined Sunderland from St Mirren, while Frank Lampard is reportedly set for the Derby job. Tottenham Under-18s coach … [Read more...] about Ipswich Town set to name new manager by end of this coming week – and it’s likely to be Paul Hurst
Video (L-R): Andy Warren, Mark Heath and Stuart Watson discuss the latest from Ipswich Town. Picture: EADT SPORT FACEBOOK Archant It’s the question that every Ipswich Town fan has been asking for almost 60 days now – and here we attempt to bring you the latest answers. Paul Hurst, who leads Shrewsbury Town in the League One play-off final against Rotherham on Sunday, is the overwhelming favourite for the Portman Road hotseat. But is that simple? Here, sports editor Mark Heath and football scribes Stuart Watson and Andy Warren, discuss the latest news - including former bookies’ favourite Jack Ross being named as the new Sunderland boss. The boys also discuss who and what might be the back-up plans, the new Town kit and whether or not David McGoldrick should be allowed to leave Portman Road. … [Read more...] about Watch: Will Paul Hurst be the new Ipswich Town manager?
PUBLISHED: 17:02 24 May 2018 STUART WATSON & ANDY WARREN Paul Hurst's Shrewsbury Town are in the League One Play-Off Final on Sunday. Photo: PA PA Wire/PA Images Ipswich Town are hopeful of landing Paul Hurst as their manager next week, but do have other irons in the fire. It’s understood that Hurst – whose Shrewsbury side contest a League One Play-Off Final against Rotherham this Sunday – was very quickly identified as a leading contender for the job in the early stages of Marcus Evans’ search almost two months ago. That’s why the Blues owner outlined ‘the end of May, early June’ as his timeline to appoint and has been willing to risk missing out on the other candidates who have impressed him in the meantime. MORE: Town’s manager search is into day 57 – here’s how we got to this point Town have been given assurances, via third party contact, that Hurst, 43, would be interested in discussing the position. Both … [Read more...] about Ipswich Town hopeful of landing Paul Hurst – but do have back-up options
Video Shewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite for the Ipswich Town job. Picture: PA SPORT PA Wire/PA Images The odds on Paul Hurst becoming the next manager of Ipswich Town have shortened significantly – but the club have also been linked to former Aston Villa and Spurs boss Tim Sherwood today. Tim Sherwood has been linked to the Town job by the Daily Star Hurst, currently the Shrewsbury Town boss, has been the favourite for the hotseat at Portman Road since last week, but his odds have now dropped from the 2/1 he was listed at to a much shorter 4/7 with Skybet. It’s the first time that any man has been listed as odds-on for Town’s top job and comes as Hurst prepares to lead the Shrews into the League One play-offs, having pushed big budget Blackburn and Wigan all the way in the promotion chase. Last week, Hurst said it was a ‘compliment’ to be linked to Town and refused to commit his future to Shrewsbury. - MORE: Hurst flattered by Town link … [Read more...] about Ipswich Town linked to Tim Sherwood as Paul Hurst’s odds shorten significantly
Video PUBLISHED: 12:15 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:16 01 May 2018 Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst is the current betting favourite for the top job at Ipswich Town. Picture: PA SPORT PA Wire/PA Images Shrewsbury chief executive Brian Caldwell says ‘it’s inevitable’ that clubs like Ipswich Town will show interest in Shrews’ boss Paul Hurst – and hopes he gets ‘the right job’ offered to him. Hurst, 43, is the current betting favourite for the vacant hotseat at Portman Road, and we understand he is very much in the frame to replace Mick McCarthy. It comes as Hurst has guided the unfancied Shrews to a surprise third place in League One, pushing the bigger-budget Blackburn and Wigan all the way. Town owner Marcus Evans said last week he plans to appoint a new boss by early June at the latest, adding that managerial changes at the end of the season may alter his thinking. - MORE: Our verdict on the 22 names in the frame for Town job Hurst, of … [Read more...] about Shrews chief: ‘Inevitable’ that Ipswich Town managerial target Paul Hurst will attract interest