List of Ipswich Town F.C. managers


From 1878 to 1936, Ipswich Town Football Club was an amateur side 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]

Ipswich Town's former manager Sir Bobby Robson

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 42 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] On 29 March 2018, the club announced that Mick McCarthy's contract, which was due to expire at the end of the 201718 season, would not be extended.[9] McCarthy announced that he was quitting during the post-match press conference following a 10 victory over Barnsley on 10 April 2018.[10] He was replaced until the end of the season by Bryan Klug as a caretaker manager.[11] On 30 May 2018, Paul Hurst was announced as manager; he and his assistant at Shrewsbury Town, Chris Doig, signed three-year contracts.[12] Less than five months later, on 25 October 2018, Paul Hurst was sacked, with Ipswich having won one match from fourteen league games.[13] Former Norwich City manager Paul Lambert was appointed two days later.[14] Ipswich's relegation to the third tier of English football was confirmed on 13 April 2019, the first time since 1957.[15] Lambert left the club by mutual consent on 28 February 2021.[16] Paul Cook was appointed as manager three days later.[17]

Managers


As of match played 9 May 2021. Only professional, competitive matches are counted.
Name Nationality From To Duration (days) Matches Won Drawn Lost Win % Honours Notes
Mick O'Brien  Ireland 29 May 1936 11 August 1937 439 39 25 9 5 064.1 Southern League champions 1936–37
None 12 August 1937 11 November 1937 91 11 7 1 3 063.6
Scott Duncan  Scotland 12 November 1937 7 August 1955 6,487 505 205 113 187 040.6 Division Three (South) champions 1953–54
Alf Ramsey  England 8 August 1955 30 April 1963 2,822 369 176 75 118 047.7 Division Three (South) champions 1956–57
Division Two champions 1960–61
Division One champions 1961–62
Jackie Milburn  England 1 May 1963 8 September 1964 496 56 11 12 33 019.6
Jimmy Forsyth  Scotland 9 September 1964 4 October 1964 25 7 2 2 3 028.6 Caretaker
Bill McGarry  England 5 October 1964 23 November 1968 1,510 196 80 62 54 040.8 Division Two champions 1967–68
Cyril Lea  Wales 24 November 1968 12 January 1969 49 7 3 0 4 042.9 Caretaker
Bobby Robson  England 13 January 1969 18 August 1982 4,965 709 316 173 220 044.6 Texaco Cup winners 1972–73
FA Cup winners 1977–78
UEFA Cup winners 1980–81
Bobby Ferguson  England 19 August 1982 17 May 1987 1,732 258 97 61 100 037.6
John Duncan  Scotland 17 June 1987 5 May 1990 1,053 161 73 29 59 045.3
John Lyall  England 11 May 1990 5 December 1994 1,669 231 77 75 79 033.3 Division Two champions 1991–92
Paul Goddard  England 6 December 1994 27 December 1994 21 4 0 2 2 000.0 Caretaker with John Wark
George Burley  Scotland 28 December 1994 11 October 2002 2,844 413 188 96 129 045.5 Division One play-off winners 1999-2000
Tony Mowbray  England 11 October 2002 28 October 2002 17 4 1 1 2 025.0 Caretaker with Bryan Klug[18]
Joe Royle  England 28 October 2002 11 May 2006 1,291 189 81 48 60 042.9 [19]
Jim Magilton  Northern Ireland 5 June 2006 22 April 2009 1,052 148 56 41 51 037.8 [20]
Roy Keane  Ireland 23 April 2009 7 January 2011 624 81 28 25 28 034.6 [21]
Ian McParland  Scotland 7 January 2011 12 January 2011 5 2 1 0 1 050.0 Caretaker[22]
Paul Jewell  England 13 January 2011 24 October 2012 650 85 29 18 38 034.1 [23]
Chris Hutchings  England 24 October 2012 1 November 2012 8 1 0 0 1 000.0 Caretaker[7]
Mick McCarthy  Ireland 1 November 2012 10 April 2018 1,986 279 105 78 96 037.6 [24]
Bryan Klug  England 11 April 2018 29 May 2018 48 4 1 1 2 025.0 Caretaker[11]
Paul Hurst  England 30 May 2018 25 October 2018 148 15 1 7 7 006.7 [25][26]
Bryan Klug  England 25 October 2018 27 October 2018 2 1 0 0 1 000.0 Caretaker[11]
Paul Lambert  Scotland 27 October 2018 28 February 2021 855 113 37 28 48 032.7 [27]
Matt Gill  England 28 February 2021 2 March 2021 2 1 1 0 0 100.0 Caretaker[28][29]
Paul Cook  England 2 March 2021 Present 101 16 4 7 5 025.0 [30]

References


General

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Specific

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  14. "Paul Lambert: Ipswich Town name ex-Norwich & Aston Villa boss as manager". BBC Sport. 27 October 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
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