Ipswich Town have been managed by Mick McCarthy since November 2012, making him one of the longest-serving gaffers in the Football League.
Since arriving at Ipswich McCarthy originally gradually set about transforming their fortunes; steering the Tractor Boys clear of the relegation zone and leading them to a respectable 14th place finish in his first campaign in charge, followed by a 9th place standing in 2013/14, then the play-offs in 2014/15, although they missed out on a top-6 finish last term, then suffered a disappointing 2016/17 season, finishing 16th, with McCarthy coming under pressure.
Ipswich famously qualified for the UEFA Cup in 2001 after a fantastic season in which they finished fifth in the Premier League. However, those days now seem a long time ago, with the club stuck in the Championship since 2002.
A mixed set of recent results has seen Ipswich Town collect wins versus Newcastle United, Burton Albion and Wigan Athletic while suffering adverse results at Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Fulham and Cardiff City. Draws against Birmingham City and Barnsley has seen them show mid-table form at best.