Ipswich Town have started the interview process to find a new manager after narrowing down their list of candidates. Over 40 managers applied for the popular position - despite Ipswich's position at the foot of the Championship table - and they have now proceeded to interview a select number as they take a step closer to appointing a successor to Paul Jewell.
Mick McCarthy remains the frontrunner in the Next Ipswich Town Manager betting market, with bookmakers' pricing the former Wolves boss as the hot odds-on favourite. McCarthy is such a short-priced favourite that several bookmakers’ have suspended the betting but those that are still offering odds make Blackpool manager Ian Holloway as the nearest contender. Meanwhile the former Ipswich gaffer George Burley and Alan Curbishley are still just about in the frame.
The Suffolk club are reportedly eager to appoint a new manager in time for Saturday’s trip to Birmingham. The Tractor boys have failed to win any of their last 11 league games and head into the match as the 3/1 outsiders with Paddy Power. Meanwhile Birmingham can be backed at 10/11 to win their first home match since mid-September.