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Mick McCarthy celebrates 25 years as a football manager

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Rob Halden-Pratt

It's a silver anniversary for the silver fox, as Mick McCarthy celebrates 25 years as a football manager this weekend.

He spent five years with the Tractor Boys and he's had to do it under tight financial constraints.

McCarthy is now the longest serving manager in the Championship, after taking his first steps into management with Millwall.

Ipswich will be hoping to celebrate the milestone with a win at Cardiff tomorrow.


McCarthy: We want result at Owls

Blues boss Mick McCarthy said that he won't relax until Ipswich are mathematically safe.

"At the moment we're in a good position but we want to go and get something at Sheffield Wednesday, and try and make sure that the last two games we're not wanting points," McCarthy added.

"I don't want us to be going to Burnley wanting points on the last day because they might be needing them. It would be a huge game."

Midfielder Lee Martin is not expected to make the trip to Hillsborough. He's recently recovered from illness and injury.

McCarthy: Cresswell's been outstanding

Mick McCarthy says Cresswell's performances wn't have gone unnoticed.

I believe there was interest in him last year. And I'm not trying to sell my players but I'd be surprised if there isn't interest in him this year because since November - I can only judge him on that - he's been excellent, outstanding.

– Mick McCarthy

McCarthy said that 56 points would be enough to keep Ipswich in the Championship. They reached that mark with the win over Palace, but he still won't relax until they are mathematically safe.

McCarthy: Cresswell a real talent

Aaron Cresswell: in demand Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy admitted he wouldn't be surprised if there was interest shown in defender Aaron Cresswell this summer.

The 23 year old full back, who scored a stunning goal in Town's recent 3-0 Championship win over Crystal Palace, was linked with a move to Aston Villa last year.

Cresswell has been an ever present for Ipswich this season. Speaking ahead of their trip to Sheffield Wednesday, McCarthy said, "He's been excellent. He's a really really talented full back.


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