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Ipswich Town FC Staff Profiles

A look at the backroom staff here at Ipswich Town FC

Mick McCarthy

Current manager of Ipswich Town who arrived at Portman Road in November 2012, replacing previous boss Paul Jewell. Mick is vastly experienced in the game after taking in successful spells in charge of Millwall, Sunderland and Wolves, leading the latter two into the Premier League as Championship winners. The Republic of Ireland international has also had a spell as manager of his country, helping the Green Army qualify for the World Cup where they were narrowly beaten on penalties by Spain in the knockout stages. Has agreed a deal with Town until 2015 and will be joined by Terry Connor in the Portman Road dugout.

Terry Connor
Assistant Manager

Right-hand man to Mick McCarthy who arrived at the Club on the same day as Mick. Worked alongside the current Town boss at Wolves, before then taking over at Molinuex as manager following Mick's departure until the end of the season. Was unable to prevent the Midlanders from dropping out of the Premier League but remained on the coaching staff at Wolves, before departing shortly after the following season began. Linked up with Mick again at Portman Road in November and has established himself as a popular figure with both the players, staff and fans-alike.

Malcolm Webster
Goalkeeper Coach

No stranger to life at Portman Road, having worked under former Town bosses George Burley and Joe Royle. Malcolm returned to the Club two seasons ago and is solely responsible for the training of the Town 'keepers. A well respected figure in the game, Malcolm has also had coaching spells at Derby, Southampton, Crystal Palace and Hearts amongst others.

Mark Kennedy
U21s Manager

Former Town player who joined the coaching staff at the end of the 2011/12 season, upon his retirement as a player. Mark, who enjoyed a successful career with Millwall, Liverpool, Man City, Wolves, Palace Cardiff and Town amongst others, was recruited to the coaching staff and he now oversees the Town U21 Development Squad.

Andy Liddell
Fitness Coach

Former midfielder for Barnsley (who he helped win promotion to the Premier League), Wigan, Sheffield United, Oldham and Rotherham, before hanging up his boots in 2010. Lidds previously played under Paul Jewell at Wigan and the former Town boss wasted little time in recruiting Andy as Blues' fitness coach. Andy is responsible for ensuring that the Town squad maintain their peak fitness levels throughout the season and can be seen putting the players through their paces in the warm-up before matches.

Matt Byard
Head Physio

Town's Head Physio who is always first on the scene whenever a Blues player goes down with an injury. Matt has held the role for sometime now and is an integral part of Mick's backroom staff here at Portman Road.

Steve McCall
Chief Scout

Should need little introduction to Town fans, after helping Blues lift the UEFA Cup in 1981 during his days as a player at the Club. Steve has since returned to Portman Road as part of the backroom staff and is currently Town's Chief Scout. He is responsible in recommending potential acquisitions to the management team as well as regularly scouting players and teams all across the globe. 

Alex Chapman

Working alongside Town's Head Physio Matt Byard, Alex is first on the scene to treat the players when they pick up any form of injury. Alex will be working with the first-team squad this season, after joining the backroom staff from a similar position in the Town Academy.

Jordan Miles
Performance Analyst

Performance Analyst who arrived at Portman Road at the beginning of the 2011/12 campaign. Jordan, who had previously worked in a similar capacity as an intern at Derby County, is responsible for providing the coaching staff with prozone stats and regularly assists the backroom staff to analyse the opposition.