Happy birthday Jim! Pictures, videos and memories of Blues icon Magilton
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It's Ipswich Town icon Jim Magilton's birthday today. He's 53. So to celebrate we thought we'd bring you a selection of pictures, videos and memories from his time with Town.
Jim was hugely popular both as a player and then manager of Ipswich Town. The midfielder signed for Town in March 1999 after a loan spell and went on to make almost 300 appearances.
He was a huge part of George Burley's successful 2000 Wembley-winning play-off squad and will always be remembered for his stunning hat-trick against Bolton Wanderers in the play-off semi-finals that season at Portman Road. What a night!
When Joe Royle left the Blues, Magilton took over as Town boss in June 2006 but the Blues missed out on the Championship play-offs in 2008. In April 2009, Magilton was sacked, despite the team having just beaten Norwich 3-2 at Portman Road.
Roy Keane took over for the final two games of that season, as Town finished ninth in the Championship.
Always popular, bubbly and a fantastic footballer and character, Jim Magilton is always remembered fondly in these parts... Happy birthday Jim.