Jewell: Town job ‘ticked all the boxes’

PAUL Jewell has been officially unveiled as the new manager of Ipswich Town.

The 46-year-old said he was excited but that there was a lot of hard work ahead during a press conference where he was flanked by chief executive Simon Clegg.

Jewell said; “I’ve been out of work for two years but you are never out of football whether it is work in the media or travelling to Spain or Italy improving my knowledge for when I get back into the game.

“I had opportunities to get back into the game but this one ticked all the boxes.”

Jewell, who has signed a two-and-a-half year contract, admitted this season was about stabilising but pledged to use the January transfer window if required.

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Jewell, a former manager at Bradford City, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan Athletic and Derby County, was the favourite to replace Roy Keane who was sacked on Thursday night.

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