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Coach Gill Leaves Town
Friday, 7th May 2021 10:54

First-team coach Matt Gill has left the Blues after two and a half years at the club.

Gill, 40, joined Town as part of former boss Paul Lambert’s staff in October 2018 from Norwich City, where he had been U23s coach.

Having been caretaker-manager alongside Bryan Klug for the 2-0 win at Accrington following Lambert’s departure, Gill has continued to work alongside new manager Paul Cook.

However, the former Exeter, Norwich and Bristol Rovers man is now moving on with Cook planning to bring in new faces over the summer having already named another first-team coach, Gary Roberts, when he took charge.

“I had a chat with Matt yesterday and he knows how the game works,” Cook told the club site.

“He’s been great in my time here but I want to bring in a few new faces ahead of the new season and he understands that.

“We wish him all the best for the future and thank him for the service he has given Ipswich Town over the last two and a half years.”

Gill is the final member of Lambert’s staff to depart with goalkeeper-coach Jimmy Walker leaving last month with Cook set to make a new appointment in that role in the summer. Academy keeper-coach Carl Pentney is currently filling the position on a temporary basis.

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stopmoaning added 10:55 - May 7
Good luck to him in the future!

BlueBlood90 added 10:59 - May 7
Surprised at this one. Thought he was supposedly quite well thought of around the club. Makes sense for Cook to bring his own people in and freshen everything up though.

iaintaylorx added 11:00 - May 7
Suprised at this one and a big shame. But this is what we have to expect with faces leaving and new ones coming in and we have to fully back PC to bring in the right faces behind the scenes too! Best of luck Matt, always liked the guy and always came across like a great bloke.

Linkboy13 added 11:02 - May 7
Obviously a very good coach and well liked by the players. It's always very easy in hinesite but perhaps he should have been given the managers job till the end of the season. Hope he finds a new club sooner or later.

BcarefulwhatUWish4 added 11:03 - May 7
Best of luck in the future.

Bergholt_Blue added 11:03 - May 7
The mass exodus begins

Edmundo added 11:04 - May 7
A good coach, but clearly Ashton and Cook have a plan for the summer, and now Leam Richardson is out of the picture there is a plan b, but that's not Matt.

blue62 added 11:09 - May 7
There will be more.

ElephantintheRoom added 11:10 - May 7
I wonder if the new owners want a defence coach as well as an offence coach. Cheerleaders would be nice.

Portman_Pie added 11:12 - May 7
Step forward Dyer - hopefully to be named as firsst team coach officially.

I really don't want him to move backwards, or to another club - so a confirmation of a senior team role would be appreciated

WhoisJimmyJuan added 11:32 - May 7
Yes, great comments on here. A top guy and I'm sad to see him go but I understand why. No doubt in my mind he will be back in work v soon. Thanks and good luck Matt.

bluesteal74 added 11:35 - May 7
Sad to see him leave and of course wishing him the best for the future but if people have gotta go then I'd personally rather see the back of anything to do with Lambert, including some players that the time has come to move on or hang up your boots if you're heading to Colchester United.

Europablue added 12:17 - May 7
I'm more surprised that he is leaving now and didn't leave when Cook came in. It definitely feels like there were too many people especially with talk of Cook bringing in another assistant. Make Dyer the assistant.

SamWhiteUK added 12:26 - May 7
Not surprised really, I thought this was expected to happen. While he was doing a good job, there was no point paying off his contract, we might as well have waited until the season ended

blues1 added 12:27 - May 7
Europablue. Think it's likely that the reason he didnt go immediately was that it was part of the agreement with the takeover that staff wouldnt leave straight away. Though yes, think it was always likely theyd leave in the summer. As for Dyer. Yes, give him a role with the 1of team by all means, but hes way too inexperienced for the asst managers role just yet.

boroughblue added 12:31 - May 7
2-1 at Accrington was it not?

blueboy1981 added 12:52 - May 7
Don’t all get too excited- change is not always for the best as we should all know by now ... !!!
Craving for it is one thing - getting the desired result from it is another.
Matt Gill has an excellent reputation and name in this game - will his replacement prove likewise ??
As always, time will tell - all can be hoped for is a positive outcome.
Euphoria amongst hot heads count for nowt ... !!!

BlueandTruesince82 added 13:21 - May 7
Gill was probabaly Lamberts best signing!

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 16:01 - May 7
Unlucky, as I think he's a very good coach. But too many first team coaches would be confusing, so you can understand Cook wishing to bring in his own man. Whether or not the replacement is as good as the original remains to be seen. Wish Gill luck, as he seemed to be one person who was able to motivate our players.

therein61 added 17:43 - May 7
His record as stand in has been the best part of a season to forget, good luck Matt wherever you go next you have the ability to go much higher.

istanblue added 19:20 - May 7
Another one bites the dust.

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