George Burley has expressed his interest in making a sensational return to Portman Road. The former Ipswich Town boss has put his name forward for the vacancy following the departure of Paul Jewell on Wednesday. The Championship side are currently sitting in the unenviable position of rock-bottom and are in desperate need of a new lease of life after a woeful start to the new season.
Burley was sacked by Ipswich 10 years ago but he is without a doubt regarded as one of their most successful managers in recent times having led them back up to the Premier League and then straight into the UEFA Cup after a stunning fifth place league finish. In total he spent eight years at the Suffolk club and also won the FA Cup and Uefa Cup there as a player. Since leaving Ipswich Burley has managed the likes of Scotland, Hearts and Southampton, with his most recent job a short-lived stint at Cypriot side Apollon Limassol.
The Next Ipswich Town Manager market is now really starting to hot up, with Alan Curbishley and Mick McCarthy leading the way. Former Bolton managers Gary Megson and Owen Coyle are in the frame, with Harry Redknapp also a shock candidate. Meanwhile, at the time of writing, Burnley is a very attractive price of 33/1 with both Paddy Power and Sky Bet.