Ipswich owner confident Jewell will see the job through

The owner of Championship Ipswich, Marcus Evans, has given his support to under pressure boss Paul Jewell.

The owner of Championship Ipswich, Marcus Evans, has given his support to under pressure boss Paul Jewell.

Evans used Saturday's official matchday programme to show his support for Jewell following the club's slide from Championship promotion contenders to relegation contenders.

"Paul will be the first to admit results have not gone as we would have hoped for but no-one is working harder to get us going in the right direction," Evans said, with the interview also on the club's official website.

"I have seen how much it hurts him when we lose a game - it hurts me, it hurts Simon (Clegg, chief executive), it hurts the supporters, it hurts the players but it doesn't hurt anyone more than it hurts the manager.

"Of course we would love to be pushing for promotion this season - and there are still 21 games to play and 63 points to play for - but as I have said, there is no quick fix in football.

"I have spoken to Paul about my plans here, to build a team that can reach and then compete at the highest level. To achieve that we need stability and so long as our manager and coaching team demonstrate the knowledge and clear ability to take us forward, I see little point in restarting the project every season by switching managers.

"The reasons I appointed Paul are just as strong today as they were a year ago and I believe given time - and with my continued support - he will return the good times to Ipswich Town Football Club."

 
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