Angry Ipswich bosses STORM after controversy emerges from EFL Awards as ceremony turns awkward

PLYMOUTH boss Steven Schumacher landed the League One manager of the season gong at the EFL Awards on Sunday.

And that didn’t sit well with Ipswich.

The EFL Awards took place in London on Sunday evening


The EFL Awards took place in London on Sunday eveningPhoto credit: Rex
Kieran McKenna is set to lead Ipswich to promotion


Kieran McKenna is set to lead Ipswich to promotionCredit: Alamy

Seconds after Schumacher was announced the winner, everyone at the Tractor Boys’ table at the London party left the room and went home.

Plymouth are top of League One on 95 points after beating Bristol Rovers 2-0 last night.

But there are two games left – and Ipswich are just a point behind after a 3-0 win at Barnsley.

Both teams are expected to be automatically promoted to the championship.

But the result clearly infuriated the Portman Road clan at Grosvenor House in London, as gaffer Kieran McKenna was overlooked.

McKenna is excelling in his first managerial role after stints at Tottenham and Manchester United academies.

He worked as an assistant to Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick but joined Suffolk in December 2021.

McKenna is enjoying a good first full campaign and was named the EFL’s League One Manager of the Month in March.


Schumacher collected the gong in September and October, while Barnsley’s Michael Duff has three.

However, Ipswich did have some success at the end-of-season gala.

Conor Chaplin and Leif Davis were both named to League One Team of the Season.

But Cameron Humphreys was named Young Player of the Year by Plymouth’s Bali Mumba.

Ipswich’s five players nominated for awards were present in the capital alongside CEO Mark Ashton and COO Luke Werhun, as well as the club’s media team.

Plymouth boss Steven Schumacher conceded the gong


Plymouth boss Steven Schumacher conceded the gongPhoto credit: Rex


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