Ipswich Town are finally getting out of the Championship at their 17th attempt, it has emerged.
The Suffolk club looks certain to leave England’s second-tier behind, ending years of pain and mediocrity.
And the news is even more remarkable because manager Paul Hurst has done it at his first attempt.
He took just a couple of months to achieve what Joe Royle, Jim Magilton, Roy Keane, Paul Jewell and Mick McCarthy failed to do in 16 years.
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Ipswich Town spokeswoman Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Ipswich Town, under Paul Hurst’s leadership, are finally getting out of the Championship.
“Relegation to League One is now nailed on, and we’re only in October.”
The club sits proudly at the bottom of the league after the latest confident and skilful performance at Leeds United last night.
Leeds looked awful and destined for the Premiership.
Jubilant Ipswich fans are already planning away days for next season at exciting new footballing destinations like Rochdale, Fleetwood and Accrington Stanley.
Steve Walshe, from Woodbridge, said: “Finally we’ve done it. Well done to Paul Hurst and his team, and to Marcus Evans for appointing him.
“We’ll be playing Gillingham next season, which is in Kent, so the closest we’ve been to Europe since George Burley was in charge.”