McGavin leaves Ipswich for rivals Norwich

Steve McGavin had been at Ipswich for five years

Steve McGavin had been at Ipswich for five years

NORWICH CITY have lured Steve McGavin from arch rivals Ipswich Town to become their new Head of Academy Recruitment.

McGavin, who had been at Ipswich for five years, replaces Gregg Broughton at Carrow Road. Broughton was sacked as part of a massive Academy overhaul by Sporting Director Stuart Webber last month.

Earlier this week, Ipswich Academy boss Lee O’Neill announced that McGavin had left the club. The former Colchester and Birmingham player has been placed on gardening leave until November 20th but will join Norwich after that.

O’Neill said: “Both myself and Bryan Klug (reserve team manager) would like to put on record our thanks to Steve for his service over the last five years. We will now look to restructure our recruitment strategies and resources to align them with future needs of the club and requirements of EPPP.”

Ipswich retained their Category Two Academy status in August, with O’Neill saying the club had finished top of all clubs in their category for sports science and medicine, and operations and recruitment. Norwich are one of the 24 Category One academies.

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