Barnsley boss Keith Hill has ‘no sympathy’ for under-fire Paul Jewell
Barnsley v Ipswich: Tykes boss Keith Hill has revealed he has no sympathy for under-pressure Blues boss Paul Jewell ahead of their Championship clash tomorrow.
Town were booed off at Portman Road last Saturday following their 2-1 defeat to Charlton which left them languishing second-from-bottom.
It was a fourth defeat in seven league outings this season but Town chief executive Simon Clegg gave Jewell his backing this week despite speculation intensifying over the manager’s future.
However, Hill is adamant Jewell is the man to turn things around but stressed he must be given time ahead of their Oakwell meeting on Saturday (3pm).
“I have an understanding but I have no sympathy,” Hill said. “I wouldn’t expect any for myself and I wouldn’t expect Paul Jewell to expect anything from me.
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“But I do have an understanding and empathy for him.
“I heard the chief executive coming out in support of Paul and quite rightly so.
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“He has obviously made reference to a cut in the budget and a different recruitment strategy and that needs to be given time.
“And if the manager is given time then I am sure he will be successful.
“But everyone has got to realise that when making these financial adjustments you have to encourage the manager to develop players and I am sure Paul will be able to do that.
“I have 100pc respect for Paul and his team. I have got no doubts about Paul’s ability to manage or create a team.
“Ipswich are a good side full of good players and we will be very wary of them.”