"I first came across Neil when I was a striker at Bradford, and Neil was manager of Huddersfield," said Jewell.
"Neil was asking someone to do me. I went over and told him to handle it himself. He ended up under the piano with the lid down.
"We had a few words, but it's all forgotten now.
"If you look beyond his antics, Neil Warnock is a nice bloke."
Jewell has guided Ipswich to a six-match unbeaten run since he took the reins from Roy Keane in early January and is certainly looking to get the Portman Road club into a playoff position.
"I want the fans to be talking about the playoffs. That's what I want," he added.
"But we have to be realistic also. Much of the work being done is with a view to next season also."