Gloom to glory: The fall and rise of Ipswich Town

Gloom to glory: The fall and rise of Ipswich Town

5 May 2024 0 By Total Football News

The job that McKenna has done with the players he inherited, with the business he’s done, is utterly astonishing, gobsmacking.

Within a couple of weeks I thought, from speaking to this man, he was going to manage in the Premier League. But I did not dream it would be with Ipswich Town.

He just looked destined for the top and what I’ve seen of him these past couple of full seasons in lifting Ipswich from League One and back to the top flight has just underlined that – he will certainly manage at the very highest level.

He is very tactically astute, a fine man manager, a great communicator and he has improved players, whether it’s Morsy, who is 32 now, fellow midfielder Massimo Luongo, a similar age, young players coming into the building or new signings – he has revolutionised the club on the playing side.

Clearly, he demands very high standards, and from the word go his training methods have involved drones and other technology.

The way he conducts himself and deals with the media has been so refreshing after difficult times with various other managers down the years.

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