Date: 22nd October 2012 at 11:17am
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Marcus Evans and the players have convinced Paul Jewell to stay on as Ipswich manager to see if results get better.

Jewell threatened to quit after Town let slip a lead and lost at Hull but has subsequently decided to stay.

The many Blues fans who would rather see him gone will take heart from the fact that Jewell quit as Derby boss after being beat by Ipswich at Pride Park about four years ago – it could be a Rams win at Portman Road tomorrow could prompt a similar move.

Jewell told the official site: “I had another restless night on Saturday and then spoke to Marcus Evans [Club owner] on Sunday afternoon about the situation.

“We had a good chat and yet again, he gave me his 100 per cent backing. I couldn`t really ask for more support from the owner to be honest.

“I`ve had text messages of support from the players as well, from other managers and from players that have played for this Club – even some I have let go!

“That has meant a lot to me. I`ve spoken to the coaching staff and we`re now preparing for what is obviously a very important game on Tuesday against Derby.

“I said a few things after Saturday`s game – perhaps in the heat of the moment but it`s clear that results on the pitch have not been good enough. I can only continue to do my best for this football club to turn things around. That has to happen very quickly though.”

Jewell also faces anothe club he failed at on Saturday when Sheffield Wednesday are the visitors.

It could be though that Ipswich win both games and the six points will be enough to lift us out of the bottom three and everyone will be happy.


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