Mick McCarthy: Ipswich Town manager says 'I'm not going anywhere'

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Some fans held up a banner in protest at Mick McCarthy's reign during the 2-2 draw with Rotherham

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has said he will not resign in the face of protests from some supporters.

They needed a 95th-minute goal to earn a draw against bottom side Rotherham on Saturday, and have now won only once in eight matches.

"Unless they can convince (chairman) Marcus Evans to sack me, I'm not going anywhere," said 57-year-old McCarthy.

"You'd be very surprised if I said 'I'm a little bit sick of that, I'm going to do one'. I'm not."

He told BBC Radio Suffolk: "The supporters carry a lot of weight, and people coming to watch want to see better football and better results.

"But I'm going to stay round here and try to make that happen. I'm certainly not going anywhere of my own volition."

Ipswich had failed to score in six of their previous seven Championship games before Saturday's Portman Road match, but Freddie Sears and David McGoldrick found the net against the Millers.

Despite earning a point late on, Town fans vented their frustration at the final whistle towards the former Republic of Ireland and Wolves boss, whose side are 16th in the table.

"If you're doing well, you get all the adulation and people like you. If you're doing badly at a football club you get the opposite side," said McCarthy.

"At the minute we're doing badly and I can understand it so I'm not going to complain about what they're singing."

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