Gorman Bound for Ipswich as Burley's No.2

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Byline: JOHN DRAYTON

FORMER England assistant coach John Gorman is being lined up as No.2 to Ipswich manager George Burley.

Gorman, sacked when Kevin Keegan took charge of England, has spoken to Burley and Ipswich chairman David Sheepshanks about the vacancy created by the departure of Stewart Houston to rejoin his old Arsenal boss George Graham at Tottenham.

Ipswich hope ex-Swindon manager Gorman will be in their dugout for tomorrow's home game with Watford.

Houston will not forget the send-off he received from the players after he had helped to steer Ipswich to a battling 1-0 victory over struggling Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

The team piled on top of him on the pitch after the game, mobbed him in the showers, cut the bottoms off his trousers and chopped up his club tie.

An Ipswich insider said: 'We made sure Stewart went with fond memories of us. He was in a right mess.' But some fans made sure Houston knew their feelings as well. They chanted 'Judas' and sang anti-Spurs songs while leaving the ground. …