Championship

Ipswich Town sack Paul Hurst

Ipswich Town sack Paul Hurst

Ipswich Town are currently sitting rock-bottom of the Championship, having won one game all season.

Despite having picked up nine points, they sit a further four from Rotherham United, who are just outside the relegation zone.

The Tractor Boys, who were beaten on Wednesday night by Leeds United at Elland Road, appear to have decided now is the right time to make a change.

According to the club’s official website, Paul Hurst has been sacked from his position as manager, as the club feel they need to adopt a new approach in order to save their season, with assistant manager Chris Doig also leaving.

“I have decided that it is in the best interest of the Football Club that we appoint a new manager to take us forward,” owner Marcus Evans said.

“I would like to thank Paul and Chris for their efforts and we wish them well for the future but after 14 matches we find ourselves bottom of the Championship and with only one win this season.”

The Verdict:

Who would be a football manager these days? Hurst was not in the job for very long, however, it is probably the correct decision to bring in the changes after such a poor start.

It really is not good enough to have won one match in the Championship as we head into November, and with games coming thick and fast, the Portman Road outfit will need to act quickly.

Evans has admitted that he wants to bring an experienced manager that will help them achieve their aims of bringing attractive football to the club, although it remains to be seen just who they will hire.

Ipswich Town fans – thoughts?

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