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Clegg points to Jewell record

10 January 2011 02:00
Ipswich chief executive Simon Clegg believes Paul Jewell's history of promotion made him the number one candidate to replace Roy Keane at Portman Road. Jewell has signed a two-and-a-half year deal and has been tasked with repeating his feat of steering Bradford and Wigan into the top flight. Evans said: "The last few days have been long and eventful and we have spoken to a number of people interested in the job. "However the owner Marcus Evans and I were sure that Paul's track record - including being one of only three managers to achieve promotion to the Premier League with two different clubs - means he is the right man for the job. "We as a club need to look forwards and we will fully support him in achieving his objectives."

Source: PA