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Former Robins boss set to take over at Ipswich Town

Paul Hurst in his playing days at Rotherham United.
Paul Hurst in his playing days at Rotherham United.

Former Ilkeston Town player/manager Paul Hurst looks set to take over at Sky Bet Championship side Ipswich Town.

Hurst, 43, took charge of the Robins alongside Rob Scott in 2009 following the departure of David Holdsworth to Mansfield Town.

The duo proceeded to guide Ilkeston to promotion to what was then known as the Conference North, a 2-1 win over Nantwich Town in the play-off final securing their passage.

However, having not been offered new deals by the club, they moved on to Boston United and then Grimsby Town, where Hurst eventually became solely in charge.

He guided the Mariners to promotion back into the Football League with a play-off final win against Forest Green in 2016, before taking over at Shrewsbury Town in October of that year.

This season, he guided the Shrews to the play-off final at Wembley where they were beaten by Rotherham United.

Ipswich announced on Tuesday that a compensation package had been agreed with Shrewsbury and that talks were taking place.