The Marcus Evans big interview – part two. Ipswich Town owner on Simon Clegg, agents, the Mings money and more

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans was caught on camera playing in the Sir Bobby Robson Golf Classic in

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans was caught on camera playing in the Sir Bobby Robson Golf Classic in Portugal EADT 31.8.12 - Credit: Archant

Almost eight years on from his takeover of Ipswich Town, multi-millionaire owner Marcus Evans has decided that now is the ideal time to reflect on his journey with the club so far and give his thoughts on the future.

The 51-year-old took time out of his holiday to conduct an exclusive half hour phone interview earlier this week, the only stipulation being that the questioning be kept to football.

In last Friday’s EADT and Ipswich Star we brought you part one of the feature in which Evans talked about growing up as a Chelsea fan and explained why he bought the club back in 2007, the lessons he learnt during the disappointments of the Roy Keane and Paul Jewell managerial eras and why his financial approach changed over time.

In part two – follow the above link – he reveals how he has become more hands-on with transfer negotiations, his working relationship with Mick McCarthy and his cautious optimism for the future.

Keen to protect the privacy of his family, we are still honouring his wish for no photographs to be published, other than one taken at a golf tournament in Portugal, which has been in the public domain for several years.


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