JEWELL EXIT: Key points as Simon Clegg faces the press after Paul Jewell leaves Ipswich Town

SIMON Clegg has faced the media just hours after it was announced that Paul Jewell was leaving Portman Road.

The key points from Ipswich Town’s chief executive:

– Derby defeat was owner Marcus Evans’ “tipping point” after he wanted to give Jewell two home games this week

– We have to “shoulder the responsibility” of Roy Keane and Paul Jewell appointments

– Process under way of finding new man. Have 34 names on the list already, both compiled by owner/Clegg and after receiving calls from interested parties. Phone has been “red-hot” since lunch-time, says Clegg

– Won’t comment on any names, Chris Hutchings in charge on Saturday and “beyond if necessary”

– Evans has a “small inner circle” advising him on the new appointment

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– Won’t comment on whether club looking for experienced head or younger coach

– Compensation not an issue if number one choice was already at another club

– Won’t speak to club legends like Mick Mills and Matt Holland when it comes to finding the right man

– Want a long-term appointment, rather than one till the end of the season

– Clegg on Jewell: “There is a personal issue here to do with Paul Jewell. Paul is very passionate about the club, I can’t speak highly enough of him. Paul put his heart and soul into club and has not succeeded in way he wanted to. It is very painful for him – he is supported by a very strong family.”

* Keep checking this website for full Clegg quotes from this afternoon’s press conference and all the latest on Town’s search for a new manager

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