Steve Foley and Steve McGavin added to Ipswich Town backroom staff

STEVE Foley and Steve McGavin have been added to the Ipswich Town backroom staff.

Foley, who worked as first-team coach under managers Jim Magilton and Roy Keane before leaving the club in 2010, is returning to the to take up a role as youth development coach under returning academy director Bryan Klug.

McGavin, who played league football for Colchester United and Birmingham City, takes over as head of recruitment following Malcolm Moore’s decision to retire.

“I’m delighted that we have been able to add the two guys to our staff,” said Klug.

“Steve Foley has a vast knowledge of the game and has coached across every level. I’ve obviously worked closely with Steve before in our time at the Club and I know he will be a valuable asset to the academy.

“Steve McGavin was an apprentice here as a youngster and has got a lot of contacts in the game locally and, again, will be a valuable member of our staff.”

Foley, who will continue to fulfil coaching commitments with Suffolk non-league side Leiston, will work with the academy youngsters aged between 12 and 16.

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