Mick McCarthy has confirmed he will be the man in charge at Ipswich Town next season after securing their Championship status.
McCarthy took over at Portman Road on November 1 with the club in turmoil. Under previous manager Paul Jewell, they had only amassed seven points and were bottom of the table.
“Relegation would have been a disaster for this club and there would have been a whole host of changes.”
McCarthy’s has since won 15 of his 33 games in charge at Portman Road, with just 10 defeats, a record that leaves them with 60 points, six points clear of the relegation zone, with just one match left to play.
“It’s just been remarkable this league,” he added.
“If somebody had said to me when I arrived that it would need 60 points to stay up when we had seven I would have said ‘do me a favour, we won’t get anywhere near it’.”