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Ipswich announce Paul Hurst as new manager

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Ipswich Town have appointed Paul Hurst as their new manager on a three-year deal.

Hurst joins from Shrewsbury Town, who lost to Rotherham in Sunday's League One play-off final.

Hurst succeeds fellow Yorkshireman Mick McCarthy, who was due to leave at the end of the season but quit on 11 April.

"I know it's going to be a big challenge, but it's one I can't wait to take on," said Hurst, who will be joined by his assistant Chris Doig.

It will be Hurst's fifth job in management, having started in non-league at Ilkeston and Boston United before taking Grimsby Town back into the Football League in May 2016.

"There are some massive clubs at this level, many of them having recently been in the Premier League," Hurst added.

"We have got to try and bridge whatever gaps exist between us and our competition. It's certainly not all about money.

"I've not managed at this level before, so I have something to prove as well."

JC

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