the ipswich managers
From Mick McCarthy Mick O'Brien, find out more about the Town gaffers.
McCarthy was appointed manager of Ipswich on 1 November 2012, and guided Town to safety, finally finishing in 14th place during the 2012-13 campaign, before finishing 9th in his first full season in charge of the club.
He then led Ipswich to the Championship play-offs during the 2014-15 season, but lost against rivals Norwich in the semi-finals, before he led the club to finish 7th in the 2015-16, but the following season the club finished in 16th place after a disappointing season.
He has took charge of 234 games so far, winning 88, drawing 70, and losing 76 games, while he has seen Town score 289 goals, and conceded 280 goals.
In January 2011, he was appointed manager of Ipswich , but his time at Portman Road was a very poor, finishing 15th in his first full season at the club, before he left Town by mutual consent in October 2012, after Town were sitting 21st place in the league with just 1 win in 12 leagues games during the beginning of the 2012-13 campaign.
During his time in charge of Town he managed 85 games, winning 29, drawing 18 and losing 38 games, while he saw his team score 121 goals, but his side conceded 147 goals.
Keane was appointed manager Ipswich on 23 April 2009, the day after the club had sacked Jim Magilton, but his time at Portman Road was a unsuccessful one, finishing 15th in the championship during his first full season in charge, before he was sacked in January 2011.
He took charge of 81 games as the Town manager, seeing his side win 28, draw 25 and lose 28 games, while his sides scored 98 goals and conceded 106.
Magilton originally intended to secure a coaching role at another club, but made a tentative approach to the Board at Ipswich to fill the managerial vacancy after Joe Royle's departure prior to the 2006–07 season, and so he was then appointed as Ipswich manager in June 2006.
During his first season in charge, he led Ipswich to 14th position, and then again in the 2007–08 season, before he lead Town to 8th-place finish, missing out on the play-offs by a point, however the next season Town finished 9th and that led Magilton to be sacked in April 2009.
Jim took charge of 148 games for Town, seeing his sides win 56, draw 41 and lose 51 games, while he sides scored 204 goals and conceded 183.
Royle was then appointed manager of Ipswich in October 2002, and after 3 months in charge Ipswich entered administration, which saw several star players get sold, but Royle twice led Ipswich to the play-offs, in 2004 and 2005, but lost on both occasions to West Ham United, before Ipswich finished 15th in the 2005–06 season, and then Royle left the club by 'mutual consent' in May 2006
During his 4 year stint in charge of Town, he took charge of 189 games, winning 81, drawing 48 and lost 60 games, and saw his sides score 308 goals and concede 265.
Burley was appointed Town boss on 28 December 1994 and on the same day he took charge of his first home game for Town in the 2-0 defeat against Arsenal.
During his 8 years in charge at Portman Road, he took Ipswich to three play-offs semi finals before finally winning promotion to the Premier League on the fourth attempt via the play-offs at Wembley in 2000 beating Barnsley 4-2 and the following season Town finished fifth place and qualified for the UEFA Cup, which earned him the 2000–01 Manager of the Year award.
But then relegation the following season and then struggling back in Division one saw his contract with Town terminated by mutual agreement in October 2002.
So 413 games he took charge of winning 188 of them, drawing 96 and losing 129 games, while 620 goals were scored and 497 were conceded during his 8 year stint at Portman Road.
Lyall was appointed Ipswich manager in May 1990, and spent 4 years in charge at Portman Road, guiding Town to the Second Division title and promotion to the newly formed Premier League in the 1991-92 season, and the following season Town finished 16th, despite Town being 4th in the league in January 1993, but the next season Ipswich finished 19th and were only saved from relegation by Sheffield United's last gasp 3–2 defeat at Chelsea.
Lyall then took on the role of Director of Football with Mick McGiven taking control of 1st team management at Portman Road, before he resigned as Town manager in December 1994, with Town bottom of the Premiership
During his 4 year spell in charge of Town, he managed 231 games, winning 77, drawing 75 and lost 79 games, while he saw his sides score 291 goals and concede 308.
Duncan was appointed manager of Ipswich in May 1987, following the departure of Bobby Ferguson, he went on to spend 3 season in charge at Portman Road, where he led Ipswich to two 8th place finished in the Second Division during his first two season, before his final season Town finished 9th, that led to Duncan being sacked in May 1990.
He took charge of 161 games during his 3 year stint in charge, winning 73, drawing 29 and lost 59 games, while he sides scored 237 goals and conceded 214.
Bobby was appointed the coach of the Ipswich youth team in 1971 and won the FA Youth Cup in 1973, 1975 and then replaced Cyril Lea as 1st team coach, after the 1978 FA Cup final, being Robson right hand man and helped Town win the UEFA Cup in 1981.
He took over as manager of Ipswich in the summer of 1982 following the departure of his fellow Bobby Robson who left Ipswich to become manager of England, where he spent 5 years in charge at Portman Road and kept his job after relegation from the First Division in 1986 but was replaced by John Duncan the following year, after Ipswich failed to win promotion.
He was in charge of Town for 5 years, and took the helm for 258 games, winning 97, drawing 61 and losing 100 of them, while his sides scored 335 goals and conceded 323.
Bobby was appointed manager of Ipswich in January 1969, he led Ipswich to fourth place in the First Division and success in the Texaco Cup in the 1972–73 season, before winning the FA Cup in 1978, after beating Arsenal 1-0 in the final at Wembley, and then led Ipswich to finish 2nd twice in the First Division, before winning the UEFA Cup in 1981.
He was manager of Ipswich for 13 years, and managed 709 games, winning 316 games, drawing 173 and losing 220 of them, while his teams scored over 1000 goals, and conceding 814.
McGarry left Watford to take charge of Ipswich in October 1964, following Jackie Milburn's brief tenure, and he led the Town to a fifth-place finish in the Second Division in 1964–65 season.
However the following season Town finished 15th place in 1965–66 season, before finishing fifth in 1966–67 season after he signed Ray Crawford, and he then led Ipswich to win the Second Division title in 1967–68 season, and took Town back to the top flight, but left Town in November 1968, just a few months into the 1968-69 campaign.
He spent 4 years in charge at Portman Road, mananging 196 games, winning 80 games, drawing 62 and losing just 54 games, while his sides conceded 272 goals, but scored 323 goals.
After Alf Ramsey left to become the England manager, Jackie briefly managed Ipswich between 1963 to 1964, but he only won 11 games in 56 games in charge for Town.
Ramsey was appointed manager of Ipswich in August 1955, In his first season at the club, he guided Town to third place in the league and scored 106 goals in the 46 league fixtures, before leading Town to the Division 3 title in his second season at Town, again scoring in excess of 100 goals.
In the 1960-61 season, Ramsey guided Ipswich to the Second Division title and into the top flight for the first time in the club's history, before leading Town to be champions of England in the first season in the top flight and not long into the 1962-63 season, Ramsey agreed to take charge of the England national team in October 1963, commencing on 1 May 1963 and left Ipswich after eight seasons in charge.
Alf was at the helm at Portman Road for 8 years, and took charge of 369 games, winning 176, drawing 75 and lost 118 games, while he sides scored 723 goals and conceded just 584 goals.
Scott become manager of Ipswich Town, who were then a Southern League side, before at the end of the 1938–39 season Ipswich were elected into the Football League despite finishing third in the Southern League.
He remained with Ipswich Town as manager for 18 years, winning the Third Division (South) title in the 1953–54 season. However, Town were relegated the following season and Duncan stood down as manager in August 1955 season when Alf Ramsey took over. He remained as secretary for three further years.
18 years in charge of Ipswich Town, he managed over 500 games, winning 205 of them.
O'Brien was appointed manager of Ipswich in May 1936, where he won the Southern League championship in his first season, but left the club suddenly in August 1937 and Town were managerless for 11 matches.
During his brieft spell at the club, he won 25 of his 39 games he took charge.