Evans getting richer

IPSWICH Town owner Marcus Evans will not have to dig too deep into his pockets, to help his manager mould a squad fit for promotion next season.

IPSWICH Town owner Marcus Evans will not have to dig too deep into his pockets, to help his manager mould a squad fit for promotion next season.

Evans’ wealth has been valued at �625m, according to the Sunday Times Rich List, which represents an increase of �115m on last year.

Now ranked as the 124th wealthiest person in Great Britain, it would seem that Town’s reclusive owner has the means to support manager Jewell big-time in the transfer market this summer.

Former managers Jim Magilton and Roy Keane both spent Evans’ cash freely, during their unsuccessful regimes at Portman Road, but Jewell will be looking to spend wisely.

In fact, Jewell’s main job starts now – assembling the half-dozen new players his squad desperately needs for next season.

The squad needed a major overhaul, not just a little tinkering, especially has it seems as though the inspirational trio of David Norris, Gareth McAuley and Jimmy Bullard have all played their final games in a Town shirt.

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Skipper Norris and defender McAuley are both now available on free transfers, while Hull City loanee Bullard, who missed Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at Leicester City, will be a target of several clubs this summer, not just Town.