Ipswich have been a big part of my life says departing fitness coach
Andy Liddell will leave the Club at the end of this month when his contract comes to an end.
Town’s fitness coach, who worked under Paul Jewell and then Mick McCarthy after arriving at Portman Road in August 2011, was offered a new deal but has decided to look for a new challenge elsewhere.
“I’ve been at Ipswich seven years and that is a long time to be at one club in football,” Andy, who played for Barnsley in the Premier League, told the Club website.
“It’s been a big part of my life, not just for me but for my family as well. My son Jack was born here.
“I have loved every minute of working alongside the staff at the Club, from the chef, to the girls in the office, the players and obviously the managers I have worked under as well.
“I've learnt so much from Paul and Mick. It was a great experience for me. They are terrific blokes as well.
“It’s going to be strange not going back to the Club for pre-season and I’ll miss everyone there and I’d like to wish Ipswich all the best going forward.”
Town’s MD, Ian Milne, told the Club website: “On behalf of the Club I’d like to thank Andy for his considerable contribution to Ipswich Town over the last seven years and would like to wish him the best of luck in whatever he does in the future.”
Town will have a new look coaching staff next season with goalkeeping coach Malcolm Webster also no longer at Portman Road after retiring from the game after 50 years in football.