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Ipswich part ways with manager Paul Hurst

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Ipswich have axed manager Paul Hurst after losing to Leeds United which left them rock bottom of the Championship with Paul Lambert to come in as his replacement.

Ipswich under Hurst guidance managed only one win in 14 matches losing seven leading to Hurst exit just less than six months in charge along with his long-term assistant Chris Doig.

Hurst has been dismissed despite meeting the main points of owner Marcus Evans’ promotion plans, released in December 2016 which includes maintaining a stable management and coaching team.

But Evans said in a statement via Sky: “I have decided that it is in the best interests of the club that we appoint a new manager to take us forward.

“Paul’s arrival here in the summer was welcomed by us all and we worked tirelessly to support him fully with his plans for player recruitment, training methodology, and backroom staff.

“But unfortunately those plans haven’t turned into positive results, which is why I have had to take this decision today.”

Lambert, who was the manager of Ipswich’s fierce rivals Norwich City is the preferred option to take over.