Former Ipswich captain Matt Holland insists he has had no contact with new boss Mick McCarthy regarding a place among Town's coaching set-up.

Holland, who played under McCarthy at international level, was heavily tipped for involvement among the backroom staff as he works towards his coaching badges.

Using his Twitter account, Holland wrote: "Excellent appointment by #ITFC - Mick McCarthy is a very good manager and as honest as they come. The very best of luck to him and Terry.

"He also has a very dry sense of humour and will put a smile back on the players faces. 3 points on Sat now! #coyb

"And for the record I haven't spoken to him. He has far more pressing issues - like getting #ITFC off the foot of the table!"

McCarthy has appointed Terry Connor as his assistant having worked together at Wolves. Connor himself took over at Molineux as interim boss in the wake of McCarthy's sacking in February before being given the boot in early September having reverted back to number two under Stale Solbakken.