Mick McCarthy is in pole position to become the new Ipswich Town manager, although an appointment is not expected in the next 24 hours.
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While reports of a three-year deal already being agreed may be premature, it looks likely McCarthy will be handed the task of steering Town away from relegation trouble in Championship, with an announcement expected before this weekend's trip to
McCarthy, who has also attracted interest from Crystal Palace, has been out of work since being sacked by Wolves in February and looks set to beat off competition from
Town finds itself cut adrift at the foot of the table, following a 12-match winless sequence and a club-record run of 10 league games without a home victory, which stretches back to March.
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