Town's McAuley offer on hold
Jim Magilton is likely to renew his interest in Gareth McAuley once Leicester have appointed a new boss.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 12/06/08 4:17pm
Jim Magilton has revealed that Ipswich Town are likely to renew their interest in Gareth McAuley once Leicester City have appointed a new manager.
Magilton previously failed in his attempt to sign the defender after the club had an offer rejected in January.
Leicester, who will play League One football next season after their relegation from the Championship, are currently without a boss following Ian Holloway's departure last month.
But with chairman Milan Mandaric keen to appoint a successor in the coming weeks, Magilton has confirmed that he could make a fresh approach for McAuley's services.
Magilton told the Evening Star: "We wanted to get the job done quickly but Leicester have lost their manager and are taking stock, which you can understand.
"It is still early days but we will continue to monitor the situation and see what develops from there.
"It is an ongoing situation. As I said at the end of the season, I am not going to strive too far away from targets that we have pinned down and Gareth is someone that I feel can do a good job for us."
Meanwhile, Magilton has assured Shane Supple that he has a future at the club despite the goalkeeper being sent out on loan to Falkirk for the second half of last season.
"I want Shane back with us, fighting for a place in the team. He will be welcomed back with open arms. We think a lot of him here. He's a great lad and a very good goalkeeper," Magilton told the club's official website.