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Mick McCarthy leaves Ipswich Town

McCarthy leaves Town with immediate effect Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have announced that manager Mick McCarthy has left the club with immediate effect.

The Blues beat Barnsley 1-0 last night at Portman Road.

Speaking to the club's website, McCarthy said:

“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.

“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.

– Mick McCarthy

The club paid tribute to McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor who also left.

Marcus Evans said: “I have always enjoyed a good relationship with Mick and that continues and on behalf of the Football Club I want to wish him and Terry the very best of luck going forward."


Five star performance from Marriott earns forward award nomination

Jack Marriott in action for Peterborough. Credit: PA Images

Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott has been nominated for the EFL League One player of the month award for March.

The in-form forward hit five goals in as many matches last month - including a last minute winner versus Bury and an equaliser at Rotherham.

He's helped guide his team back into the Play-Off places. He's up against Fleetwood's Alex Cairns, Chey Dunkley of Wigan and former Ipswich Town player Brett Pitman who's now with Portsmouth.

Staying in League One, MK Dons boss Dan Micciche has been nominated for the manager of the month award. He's up against Wigan's Paul Cook, Fleetwood's John Sheridan and Keith Hill of Rochdale.

Both awards are announced on Friday.

Northampton Town sack Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink after just six months in charge

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have confirmed they have parted company with manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink just six months after he was appointed.

The ex-Chelsea striker had been in charge of the Cobblers since September - but he departed last night after a 2-0 defeat at Peterborough. The team have been without a win in their last nine games and are now two points adrift of safety.

Assistant manager Dean Austin will be taking caretaker charge of the first team for the rest of the season, assisted by under 18s coach Jon Brady, with John Pemberton also departing.

We are sorry to see Jimmy depart as he has worked very hard for us but felt a change at this point was in the best interests of the club. We thank Jimmy for his work as manager of Northampton Town and we wish him the very best for the future.

We understand we are in a very tough spot and what the task in hand is, but I’m confident that the players, supporters and staff will all unite behind Dean and Jon for the remaining five games of the season. It has certainly been a challenging time for the club, but we need to look forward and put our full focus on these remaining five fixtures.

– Kelvin Thomas, Chairman, Northampton Town FC
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