Ipswich Town and Paul Lambert finally parted ways this week, the most expected split up since Charles and Diana.
Lambert’s time at Ipswich has been a disaster, with relegation from the Championship not his fault, but becoming a mediocre League One side almost certainly to be laid at his feet. With a decent squad, he has done little and he’s been widely condemned and hated by Blues fans. It would be a surprise if a single tear has been shed over his departure, and hopefully, it brings to an end the lowest point in Ipswich’s proud history.
Much of the talk seems to be around the appointment of Paul Cook, a man who enjoyed success with Portsmouth, Chesterfield and Wigan Atheltic. twice he got promoted from League Two as Champions, once with Pompey and once with the Spireites, and he led Wigan to the League One title. He’s a decorated man alright, but I don’t think he is the man Ipswich should turn to, even though it looks imminent.
Instead, they should be looking no further than former Huddersfield town and Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley.
Cowley has been out of work since leaving the Terriers last season, despite leading them to safety in the Championship. Prior to that, he led the Imps out of the National League and to the FA Cup quarter-final, as well as winning the EFL trophy a year later. Finally, in three trophy-laded years, he won League Two with the Imps and left them in second place in League One.
Why should Ipswich go for Cowley instead of Paul Cook? We have three very good reasons that all Ipswich fans are such to agee with.