HUMES ARE YA?
From Ipswich defender to Colchester boss, Tony Humes’ career in profile
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.