Ipswich Town confirm Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst as new manager
Last Updated: 30/05/18 10:23am
Ipswich Town have announced Paul Hurst as their new manager on a three-year deal.
The Sky Bet Championship side had been searching for a new manager since the departure of Mick McCarthy in April.
Ipswich confirmed on Monday that they had been granted permission to speak to Hurst having agreed a compensation package with Shrewsbury, who were defeated 2-1 by Rotherham in the League One play-off final on Sunday.
"I'd like to thank Shrewsbury for giving me the chance to manage at League One level," Hurst told Ipswich's website.
"It was an unbelievable season and just disappointing that we couldn't cap it off in the way we would have liked to.
"I had an excellent relationship with everyone at the club and I'd like to wish Shrewsbury the best of fortunes but when this opportunity came up, it was just too good to turn down.
"Ipswich are a big football club when you think of the stature and history it has in the game. When I was just starting to watch football I can remember the likes of Mills, Burley, Wark and Cooper and what a great team they had.
"The club has a great reputation and always looks to be well run and I'm delighted to now be part of Ipswich Town, with an opportunity to make our own history.
"I'm ambitious and I can't wait to get going and test myself at a higher level. The building blocks are here and it's my job to move the club forward. I'll be doing my absolute best to do that."
Frank Lampard had been interviewed for the vacant position by owner Marcus Evans, but the two parties could not agree terms.
The former Chelsea and England midfielder is close to signing a deal to become the next Derby County manager, Sky Sports News understands.