Town trio sign new contracts

IPSWICH Town's new owner Marcus Evans has entrusted the responsibility of getting the Blues back into the Premier League on manager Jim Magilton.Evans, who is investing £12million into the club in time for the opening of the transfer window in January, has backed the decision to extend Magilton's contract to the summer of 2010.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town's new owner Marcus Evans has entrusted the responsibility of getting the Blues back into the Premier League on manager Jim Magilton.

Evans, who is investing £12million into the club in time for the opening of the transfer window in January, has backed the decision to extend Magilton's contract to the summer of 2010.

The two-year extension on the original contract had already been agreed, and the formalities were completed today.

Evans has expressed his faith in Magilton's managerial ability, and the 38-year-old signed the new contract today.

Also putting pen to paper to agree new deals to the summer of 2010 were first team coach Bryan Klug and technical skills coach Steve Foley.

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Evans, who has also taken responsibility for the £32million debt, will be expecting to see Ipswich Town back in the Premier League sooner rather than later.

If promotion is not gained at the end of this campaign, then Magilton will be under pressure to come up with the goods in 2008/09.

“Football is always a challenge, and I thrive on pressure,” said Magilton. “It is a privilege and an honour to manage this football club and I love every minute.”

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