Unless investment is made, it's hard to see how much more McCarthy can do at Portman Road.
The former Nottingham Forest defender came close to a return to a City Ground return last month.
The 31-year-old looked set to return to Nottingham Forest in January but now appears certain to stay at Ipswich Town.
McCarthy's Ipswich Town frustrated Garry Monk's Leeds United at Portman Road.
Leeds United travel to Portman Road to take on Ipswich Town today.
Leeds United have been told to forget about signing Tom Lawrence - by Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy.
Leeds United's Toumani Diagouraga is seemingly set to join Ipswich Town.
Ipswich Town are ready to move for the Blackpool midfielder, who has impressed with eight goals this season.
As Paul Lambert prepares to take the helm at Molineux, it's time to look back on Mick McCarthy's time at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Ipswich are 15th in the Championship and have only won one of their last eight matches.
McCarthy brings his Ipswich Town side to Hillsborough on Saturday.
There is a full round of fixtures this midweek in the Championship and the manager's of Ipswich Town, Aston Villa and Rotherham United all need a win.
The Tractor Boys boss is the fourth favourite to replace Roberto Di Matteo at Villa Park.