Ipswich to hold talks with Shrewsbury's Paul Hurst about manager's job
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 28/05/18 10:27pm
Ipswich have been given permission to speak to manager Paul Hurst after agreeing a compensation package with Shrewsbury.
Personal terms are still to be agreed with the 43-year-old, whose side were losing play-off finalists at Wembley on Sunday, beaten 2-1 by Rotherham after extra-time.
Hurst, who took over in 2016 after promoting Grimsby back into the Football League, admitted after their defeat that he was aware of interest from other clubs.
Hurst said: "I can't speak to them as I don't know whether they want to. If there's anything in that, there has to be an approach.
"I said right from the start that I'm ambitious, and I'm flattered to be linked with clubs like that. But I've been linked at various points all season and I'm still here at the minute. Let's see what happens."
Hurst will discuss taking over from Mick McCarthy, who resigned before the end of the season after a breakdown in his relationship with a section of the club's supporters.
Hurst took Shrewsbury to their highest league finish since 1991 this season after being tipped for relegation.