Ex-Wigan boss Jewell ready for management return

Paul Jewell insists he is ready to return to football management and that he will be better than ever.

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The former Wigan boss quit the JJB Stadium at the end of last season after masterminding the Latics' last day escape from Premier League relegation.

"I smirk when I hear people saying I got out of management because I couldn't handle the pressure," Jewell told the Daily Express.

"It was a career decision. I'd been at Wigan for six years. I still love the club and have a good relationship with the chairman (Dave Whelan), but it just felt it was time to take a break.

"When you are involved in the sharp end, you don't see the wood for the trees. I have taken a look at myself.

"I have watched a lot of videos from my time at Bradford, Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan and I have travelled to see teams train.

"I was watching with a clear mind and, hopefully, when I go back into management I will be better for my time out.

"I will never lose my passion, but I think I'd make my decisions a little more calmly. But I don't want to change too much.

"I think I am a decent manager who can get better."