From Ip­swich de­fender to Colch­ester boss, Tony Humes’ ca­reer in pro­file

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Born: Blyth, Northum­ber­land, 1966 (Age 48) Play­ing Ca­reer: A cen­tre-half, Humes signed

for Ip­swich as a teenager fol­low­ing a trial and made his de­but

as 20-year-old in a Sec­ond Di­vi­sion match against Black­burn in

1986. He would go on to make 120 ap­pear­ances for the Trac­tor Boys, times, scor­ing ten

be­fore a bro­ken arm left him out of the first-team 1991-92. pic­ture in Sub­se­quently signed by Fourth Di­vi­sion Wrex­ham March for £40,000 in

1992, Humes im­me­di­ately be­came skip­per and Dragons led the

to pro­mo­tion to the (newly-formed) Di­vi­sion Two 93. He went in 1992

on to play over 200 matches for the Welsh out­fit in 1997 reached and

the quar­ter-fi­nals of the FA Cup. Humes re­tired through in­jury in 1999. Man­age­rial Ca­reer: Taken on by Wrex­ham’s

cen­tre of ex­cel­lence in 1999, Humes then re­joined Ip­swich in 2001

and worked at the club’s academy un­der Bryan Klug, step­ping up acade-my­man­ager’sto take the

role in 2006. Let go in 2009, he joined Colch­ester United and headed up their academy un­til tak­ing first-team­man­agerthe role of

in Septem­ber 2014.

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