Date: 13th January 2011 at 7:31pm
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Paul Jewell’s reign as Ipswich Town manager has officially begun today with caretaker manager Ian ‘Charlie’ McParland amongst those leaving the club as part of a staff reshuffle.

McParland, who was brought to Portman Road by Roy Keane, had previously revealed that he expected to leave following the appointment of Jewell. Having been given the role of caretaker manager after Keane’s sacking, the former Notts County boss oversaw a record-breaking 7-0 loss at Chelsea before redeeming himself with Wednesday’s historic 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Carling Cup semi-final. That has probably given McParland a renewed taste for the hot-seat, with the 49-year-old expressing his desire to return to football management.

Also leaving the club is assistant manager Tony Loughlan, Keane’s right-hand man. Rumours have circulated since Jewell’s arrival at Portman Road that the new boss may seek to replace Loughlan by employing his long-time working partner Chris Hutchings, who was recently sacked by Walsall. Whether or not there is any truth in the rumours remains to be seen. However, Jewell has made his first appointment, bringing in his one-time Bradford City strike partner Sean McCarthy as part of his coaching staff.

Decisions will also need to be made on the other coaches who had previously served under Keane, but it has been suggested that reserves coach Chris Kiwomya will be staying with the club.

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