Ipswich Town announced on Thursday that they’ll be parting company with long-serving manager Mick McCarthy at the end of the season.
McCarthy is the English Championship’s longest-serving boss currently, taking charge at Portman Road way back in 2012.
Currently 12th in the table with little hope of making the play-offs, the Tractor Boys will be embarking on a whole new era when his contract expires this summer.
It’s a development that has certainly interested Leeds United fans, who are growing frustrated with recently appointed manager Paul Heckingbottom already.
Many see McCarthy as the ideal candidate to get results in the English second-tier, potentially helping the Elland Road outfit to a play-off position, which is where every fan wants to be.
Would it be too harsh to dismiss Heckingbottom so early in his Leeds career, or are the lack of positive results under his management a sign of things to come next season?
Fans took to Twitter to discuss the prospect of appointing McCarthy…
I hope Leeds go for McCarthy can’t see it but I really hope they do #lufc
— Danny Stoakes (@DStoakes) March 29, 2018
Unpopular opinion time. I like Mick McCarthy and would happily take him as #lufc manager. Don't @ me.
— David Guile ? (@ellandduck) March 29, 2018
I'd love him at our club ??
— Gary Wilson (@WilsonLeeds84) March 29, 2018
I am not sure he would want the job, nor be offered it . PH is likely to get a summer , some new recruits and a new season start to prove his worth ! Xmas maybe ?
— Paul Beesley (@algarve_bike) March 29, 2018
We need him at Leeds, Heckingbottom is a joke and has made us worse, with no passion or belief! #McCarthyforLeeds
— Simon Chapman (@simonc1245) March 29, 2018
His teams are hard to beat, infact very hard, Ipswich have a league one squad punching in this division and he keeps them challenging. ??
— Barry Hamilton (@BazHam88) March 29, 2018
would love mick mcCarthy at leeds but it would be very harsh on Paul Heckingbottom. #lufc
— Craig (@lufcCraig) March 29, 2018
If you don’t want Mick McCarthy at #lufc then you need to re think your opinions…
— Jack (@EllandReports) March 29, 2018
— Andrew McKeeman (@TennisPlayNI) March 29, 2018