Ipswich Town's Mick McCarthy now 8/11 to become next Barnsley manager

A general view of Oakwell stadium during the pre season friendly at Oakwell Stadium between Barnsley and Huddersfield Town on July 22, 2017 in Barnsley, England.

The Ipswich Town boss began his playing career at Barnsley.

Ipswich Town Manager Mick McCarthy and Assistant Terry O'Connor during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest at Portman Road on December 2, 2017 in...

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy is the new odds-on favourite to succeed Paul Heckingbottom at Barnsley with Sky Bet.

McCarthy was 4/1 for the Barnsley vacancy on Thursday morning, but has seen his odds cut to 8/11 in the space of a few hours.

Lincoln City's Danny Cowley remains at 6/4 with the bookmaker, although no other boss is listed at shorter than 10/1.

Danny Cowley manager of Lincoln City (L) after the full time whistle in The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final match between Arsenal and Lincoln City at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2017 in...

McCarthy, who is from Barnsley and began his playing career at Oakwell, is out of contract at Ipswich in May.

Despite leading Ipswich to three top-half finishes on a limited budget, the 59-year-old is well aware that he is not everyone's cup of tea in Suffolk.

On Wednesday, several Town fans took to Twitter encouraging Barnsley to make a move for the manager they appointed in late 2012.

Barnsley fans, meanwhile, showed their appreciation for McCarthy after their side wished him a happy birthday on the social media website later that day.

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