Jim Magilton

Where is Jim Magilton now?

Irish midfielder Jim Magilton, a gifted player with an exquisite range of passing, retired from playing in 2006 after a seven-year spell at Ipswich Town.

Making over 600 first-team appearances for five different clubs he spent nearly half of his career with the Tractor Boys and was also an important member of the Northern Ireland national side winning 52 caps between 1991 and 2002.

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After hanging up his boots Magilton made no secret of his desire to go into coaching and was appointed manager at former club Ipswich Town in 2006.

After two successful seasons where the team finished 14th and 8th in the league, he was sacked  after missing out on the play-offs in his third season.

He wasn’t out of the game for long and joined Queens Park Rangers as manager in June 2009 on a two-year contract but left the club by mutual consent six months later.

Magilton then went onto assist Michael O’Neill at Shamrock Rovers and had a short spell at Australian A-League side Melbourne Victory before returning home in 2013 to work for the Irish FA in his current role as elite performance director.

He also had a two-year spell coaching the Northern Ireland under-21s side between 2013 and 2016. 

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Jim Magilton: Premier League Statistics

NationalityNorthern Irish
Yellow Cards11
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forIpswich Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com