'Would do wonders', 'I'd love to see him at Leeds' - Closet White wanted after big development
By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have called on their club to pounce on the availability of Mick McCarthy and appoint him as their new manager at the end of the season.
United only named Paul Heckingbottom as the replacement for Thomas Christiansen at the start of last month but he has overseen only a single win in his first eight matches.
McCarthy, 59, will leave Ipswich Town when the current campaign ends after he agreed with owner Marcus Evans not to extend his contract, which expires in June.
Ipswich confirmed on their official Twitter account on Thursday that manager’s six-year spell at the helm now has eight matches remaining.
Ipswich Town Football Club can today confirm that manager Mick McCarthy will leave the Club at the end of his contract.
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— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) March 29, 2018
The former Sunderland, Wolves and Millwall manager has a glittering track record in the Championship, which he has won on two occasions, as well as extensive experience in the division.
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Leeds fans are keen for their club to take advantage of the new availability of McCarthy, who has the added bonus of being a boyhood United fan, something he admitted at length only recently.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
#ITFC have announced Mick McCarthy is leaving at the end of the season. I’d love to see him at #lufc. Anyone else feel the same? Or do you prefer Heckingbottom?
— Andrew McKeeman (@TennisPlayNI) March 29, 2018
@andrearadri sign Mick McCarthy up he knows this little ague and how to get Leeds promoted. #mot #lufc
— Stephen Guest (@StephenGuest64) March 29, 2018
If you don’t want Mick McCarthy at #lufc then you need to re think your opinions…
— Jack (@EllandReports) March 29, 2018
honestly think Big Mick would do wonders here #lufc Leeds fan as well so he gets what we’re about
— Armo ????☀️ #NH69 ???????? (@Jordan_Armo) March 29, 2018
would love mick mcCarthy at leeds but it would be very harsh on Paul Heckingbottom. #lufc
— Craig (@lufcCraig) March 29, 2018
Unpopular opinion time. I like Mick McCarthy and would happily take him as #lufc manager. Don’t @ me.
— David Guile ???? (@ellandduck) March 29, 2018
I hope Leeds go for McCarthy can’t see it but I really hope they do #lufc
— Danny Stoakes (@DStoakes) March 29, 2018
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