Long-serving Simon Milton leaves Ipswich Town after 30 years

Simon Milton is leaving Ipswich Town

Simon Milton is leaving Ipswich Town - Credit: Stephen Waller

Former Ipswich Town midfielder Simon Milton has left his position as the club’s director of academy sales.

Simon Milton playing against Oxford in the autumn of 1989. Town came back from 2-0 to grab a point i

Simon Milton playing against Oxford in the autumn of 1989. Town came back from 2-0 to grab a point in this game, with Ian Redford and an own goal earning them a draw. - Credit: Archant

Part of the playing squad that won promotion to the inaugural Premier League in 1992, Milton served the club for 30 years, having initially joined as a player from Bury Town, in 1987.

Revealing in the latest Town academy newsletter, Milton said: “I have decided that the time is right for me to leave my position as director of academy sales.

“This is not a decision I have taken lightly but one which I feel is right for me at this time.

“I will be very sad to leave the club after 30 years but will still attend home matches supporting the team and meeting up with you all in the new season.

Simon Milton leaves the pitch after a clash with Norwich back in 1988

Simon Milton leaves the pitch after a clash with Norwich back in 1988


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“I am waiting for confirmation on how my existing role will be filled and I will let you know as soon as it has been agreed.”

Town managing director Ian Milne, paid tribute to Milton in a statement, and said: “Simon Milton has decided to leave the club at the end of this month to take up a new challenge.

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“He has been a fantastic and loyal servant to the club, firstly as a player for 11 years and then for another 19 years working on the commercial side.

“There is no doubt he will be missed and everyone at the club wishes him every success for the future.

Simon Milton at College Heath Middle School in Mildenhall in February 1999

Simon Milton at College Heath Middle School in Mildenhall in February 1999 - Credit: Archive

“We do hope to see him back at Portman Road next season though, supporting Mick and the players.”

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