List of Ipswich Town F.C. managers

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Ipswich Town's former manager Sir Bobby Robson

From 1878 to 1936, Ipswich Town F.C. was an amateur club and the team was selected by committee. After turning professional in 1936, the club appointed Mick O'Brien as their manager who led them to immediate success in winning the Southern League. His sudden departure left the club managerless for 11 matches until Scott Duncan was placed in charge, remaining with the club for almost 18 years. Duncan retired in 1955 and was replaced by Alf Ramsey who led Ipswich to further success in the league. This included back-to-back league championships, winning the Second Division in the 1960–61 season followed by taking the First Division title in 1961–62 season. Ramsey was appointed England manager in 1963 and went on to win the 1966 World Cup.[1]

Managerial turnover at Ipswich was low with only six full-time appointments in 46 years, but after Bobby Robson left the club in 1982 to manage England, the club employed six full-time managers in the following 25 years. David Sheepshanks became chairman of the club in 1995 taking over a club recently relegated from the Premier League and in financial difficulty.[2] Under George Burley, the club failed in three play-offs before finally winning promotion back to the top flight in 2000 after a 4–2 win over Barnsley at Wembley Stadium. Relegation followed two seasons later after a brief spell in Europe and Burley was replaced by Joe Royle. After nearly four seasons, Royle left the club and in June 2006, Sheepshanks appointed former Ipswich player Jim Magilton as the manager of the team.[3] Magilton was sacked nearly three years later after failing to lead the club to either play-offs or promotion.[4] He was succeeded by Roy Keane, who had managed Sunderland to the Championship title two years previously, who became only the club's 13th full-time manager during their 74-year professional status.[5] He was sacked on 7 January 2011 and was replaced by Ian McParland in a caretaker capacity before Paul Jewell took over as manager on 13 January 2011.[6] Jewell left the club by mutual consent in October 2012, with Ipswich bottom of the Championship, and leaving Chris Hutchings in a caretaker role.[7] After a single match, Hutchings was replaced by Mick McCarthy on a full-time basis.[8]

Managers

As of 30 September 2014. Only professional, competitive matches are counted.
Name Nationality From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win % Honours Notes
O'Brien, MickMick O'Brien  Ireland 29 May 1936 11 August 1937 39 25 9 5 64.1 Southern League champions 1936–37
None 12 August 1937 6 November 1937 11 7 1 3 63.6
Duncan, ScottScott Duncan  Scotland 12 November 1937 7 August 1955 505 205 113 187 40.6 Division Three (South) champions 1953–54
Ramsey, AlfAlf Ramsey  England 8 August 1955 30 April 1963 369 176 75 118 47.7 Division Three (South) champions 1956–57, Division Two champions 1960–61, Division One champions 1961–62
Milburn, JackieJackie Milburn  England 1 May 1963 8 September 1964 56 11 12 33 19.6
Forsyth, JimmyJimmy Forsyth  England 9 September 1964 4 October 1964 7 2 2 3 28.6 Caretaker
McGarry, BillBill McGarry  England 5 October 1964 23 November 1968 196 80 62 54 40.8 Division Two champions 1967–68
Lea, CyrilCyril Lea  Wales 24 November 1968 12 January 1969 7 3 0 4 42.9 Caretaker
Robson, BobbyBobby Robson  England 13 January 1969 18 August 1982 709 316 173 220 44.6 Texaco Cup champions 1972–73, FA Cup winners 1977–78, UEFA Cup winners 1980–81
Ferguson, BobbyBobby Ferguson  England 19 August 1982 17 May 1987 258 97 61 100 37.6
Duncan, JohnJohn Duncan  Scotland 17 June 1987 5 May 1990 161 73 29 59 45.3
Lyall, JohnJohn Lyall  England 11 May 1990 5 December 1994 231 77 75 79 33.3 Division Two champions 1991–92
Goddard, PaulPaul Goddard  England 6 December 1994 27 December 1994 3 0 2 1 00.0 Caretaker with John Wark
Burley, GeorgeGeorge Burley  Scotland 28 December 1994 11 October 2002 413 188 96 129 45.5 Division One play-off winners 2000–01
Mowbray, TonyTony Mowbray  England 11 October 2002 28 October 2002 4 1 1 2 25.0 Caretaker with Bryan Klug[9]
Royle, JoeJoe Royle  England 28 October 2002 11 May 2006 189 81 48 60 42.9 [10]
Magilton, JimJim Magilton  Northern Ireland 5 June 2006 22 April 2009 148 56 41 51 37.8 [11]
Keane, RoyRoy Keane  Ireland 23 April 2009 7 January 2011 81 28 25 28 34.6 [12]
McParland, IanIan McParland  Scotland 7 January 2011 12 January 2011 2 1 0 1 50.0 Caretaker[13]
Jewell, PaulPaul Jewell  England 13 January 2011 24 October 2012 85 29 18 38 34.1 [14]
Hutchings, ChrisChris Hutchings  England 24 October 2012 1 November 2012 1 0 0 1 00.0 Caretaker[7]
McCarthy, MickMick McCarthy  Ireland 1 November 2012 Present 93 38 25 30 40.9 [15]

References

General

Specific

  1. ^ McLynn, Frank (2 October 2005). "Heroes and villains: Sir Alf Ramsey". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 10 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "David Sheepshanks". Gordon Poole. Retrieved 12 September 2007. 
  3. ^ "Magilton unveiled as Ipswich boss". BBC Sport. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 9 September 2007. 
  4. ^ Butt, Jason (22 April 2009). "Ipswich sack Jim Magilton". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Keane appointed Ipswich manager". BBC Sport. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "Roy Keane leaves role as Ipswich manager". BBC Sport. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Paul Jewell leaves as Ipswich Town manager". BBC Sport. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mick McCarthy: Ipswich Town appoint ex-Wolves boss". 1 November 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Tony Mowbray managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2007. 
  10. ^ "Joe Royle managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2007. 
  11. ^ "Jim Magilton's managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  12. ^ "Roy Keane's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Ian McParland's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Paul Jewell's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Mick McCarthy's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

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