Ipswich Town have sacked “Agent” Paul Hurst, the club have announced.
Ipswich Town Football Club have today parted company with manager Paul Hurst.
We thank Paul for his efforts throughout his time at the Club and wish him well for the future. #itfc
— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) October 25, 2018
Hurst and his staff have been relieved of their duties this afternoon after just five months in charge at Portman Road.
It seems that enough was enough for the owner, Marcus Evans after yet another defeat at the hands of Leeds United last night.
Ipswich are currently rock bottom of the Championship table with an appalling record of P14 W1 D6 L7 and a goal difference of -11.
The interesting thing about all this is that according to the Daily Mirror Evans has reportedly already sounded out former Norwich boss, Paul Lambert to replace him.
I can imagine how well that would go down with the Ipswich faithful, although in their situation, I imagine they’d take him right now.
A long-standing lack of investment from the reportedly very wealthy Evans and running the club, basically on a shoestring for most of the last decade have hit the Tractor Boy’s hard. Attendances have dropped sharply and it makes you realise just good a job that Mick McCarthy had been doing.
Whether Lambert is the next in line to take up the manager’s job or not, the stark reality is that they’re in a whole heap of trouble and with Lambert having little real success since leaving Norwich, I’m not sure he’d be the answer anyway.
Oh dear, how sad, never mind.