Manager joins Championship side after compensation deal agreed
Shrewsbury Town can confirm that manager Paul Hurst has left the club to take up the vacant managers job with Championship side Ipswich Town.
The move brings to an end 18 months of Hurst being in charge of Town that has seen two great seasons in the clubs history.
In his first year in charge Hurst managed to take a Town side, which looked in danger of relegation to safety. The second season saw Town stay in the top 3 of the Sky Bet League One for the majority of the season, but it ended in heartache with a defeat to Rotherham in the Play-off Final.
Hurst had been linked with a number of jobs during his time in charge at Town but towards the end of the season rumours that Ipswich were interested in his services began to surface.
Ipswich made contact with the club to talk to Paul on Monday. Discussions have taken place since then and personal terms have been agreed,
“I’d like to thank Shrewsbury for giving me the chance to manage at League One level”, said Paul.
“It was an unbelievable season and just disappointing that we couldn’t cap it off in the way we would have liked to.
“I had an excellent relationship with everyone at the club and I’d like to wish Shrewsbury the best of fortunes going forward but when this opportunity came up, it was just too good to turn down.
Assistant manager Chris Doig will also be moving with Paul to join Ipswich Town,
Everyone at Shrewsbury Town would like to thank Paul and Chris for all they have done in their 18 months with the club and wish them well for the future.