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Ipswich boss new favourite to take over at Barnsley

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has emerged as the new favourite to takeover as manager of Championship rivals Barnsley.

It would be a fairytale homecoming for 58 year old McCarthy who was born in Barnsley and then made over 300 appearances for his home town club before joining Manchester City.

Odds on McCarthy moving to Oakwell have fallen dramatically overnight and it now seems to be a straight fight between him and the highly rated Lincoln boss Danny Cowley.

The job became vacant when Paul Heckingbottom joined Leeds United earlier this week.

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