John Leslie McGreal (born 2 June 1972) is an English football manager and former professional footballer who is currently manager of League Two club Colchester United. He spent one match as joint-caretaker manager of the club with Richard Hall in November 2015, before he was named as successor to Kevin Keen in April 2016

McGreal began his playing career with his local side Tranmere Rovers, where he progressed through the youth team to become a first-team regular, making over 200 appearances in nine years. He joined Ipswich Town in the summer of 1999, helping the club to play-off success and earning promotion to the Premier League in his first season. He spent five years with the Suffolk club, making over 150 appearances before joining Burnley in 2004. He ended his career in 2007 after making over 100 appearances for the club.



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