Outside the manager’s office hangs a large framed print of Sir Bobby Robson smiling as he cradles the UEFA Cup and reminding Kieran McKenna each time he opens his door of the footsteps he follows.
Around the corner, another image features Robson’s wonderful team packed with talent and the familiar faces of legends such as Terry Butcher, John Wark and Mick Mills.
Forty years have passed since these glorious times and not everyone finds it useful to cling to the past, but McKenna politely declined the chance to have the photographs taken down when appointed Ipswich Town boss.
Northern Irish Kieran McKenna was appointed manager of Ipswich Town in December 2021
There is a print of Sir Bobby Robson cradling the UEFA Cup outside of McKenna’s office
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