Cook makes winning start as Ipswich manager

Former Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook made a winning start to his tenure as Ipswich Town manager in English League One on Tuesday night when his side beat Accrington Stanley 2-1.

Cook, who signed a two-year contract on Tuesday, watched the game from the stands.

The 54-year-old replaced Paul Lambert, who parted company with the Tractor Boys on Sunday after over two years in charge.

Opponents Accrington are managed by another former Rovers gaffer, John Coleman.

Former Sligo Rovers Seamus Conneely, who plays for Accrington, was sent off during Tuesday night’s game for a foul on Republic of Ireland international Troy Parrott.

Cook famously led Sligo Rovers to back-to-back FAI Cup successes in 2010 and 2011.

He subsequently guided Chesterfield and Portsmouth to promotion from League 2 and guided Wigan Athletic to the League 1 title in 2018 – before the club subsquently went into administration, which prompted him to leave the club last year.