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Paul Cook backed to become Ipswich Town's next manager




Former Ipswich Town forward Ian Marshall believes Paul Cook is the right man to take the club forward.

Pressure increased on current Ipswich boss Paul Lambert – who late last year was given a vote of confidence by owner Marcus Evans – following Saturday's 3-2 home defeat at the hands of lowly Swindon Town.

It was the Tractor Boys' seventh loss in the EFL League One this term, and one that leaves them outside of the play-off places in eighth.

Ipswich Town were beaten 3-2 by Swindon Town on Saturday
Ipswich Town were beaten 3-2 by Swindon Town on Saturday

And should Lambert be relieved of his duties, Marshall is confident former Chesterfield, Portsmouth and Wigan Athletic boss Cook is the perfect replacement.

Marshall, who made more than 90 appearances in a blue shirt, wrote on Twitter: "Cooky is a good manager and I think he would be good for Ipswich."

Cook has been out of work since leaving Wigan Athletic in June last year, having previously guided the Latics to the League One title.

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