Saturday 23 February 2019

Mick may walk away from Town

Not happy: Mick McCarthy
Not happy: Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy says he may consider leaving his Ipswich Town post before the end of the season as he's not enjoying his current spell.

The club announced last week that McCarthy would end his six-year reign as Ipswich boss next month, when the Championship season is over, but the former Ireland manager admits that he's not used to being in this position, aware he will leave soon while playing meaningless games, and that could even force a change.

"The analogy I use is that I've never been in a driverless car - and I never, ever intend getting in one - but this must be what it feels like," he said.

"The car is yours and the responsibility still lies with you, but you haven't really got the control over it.

"I'm not enjoying it - no. I'm just being honest with how I feel. I'll leave it at that, whatever happens, but I'm not enjoying it."

Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray is one of the favourites to take over from McCarthy at Ipswich. Meanwhile, Alex Neil feels his Preston side can still make the playoffs despite a dismal Easter programme which saw them lose two games.

"We've been five points away from the play-offs at certain times this year, granted there are only six games left, but we've managed to close that gap before," Neil said.

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