Date: 17th January 2011 at 12:24am
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Vital Ipswich reveals your verdict on the new Ipswich Town boss

It’s been a week since Paul Jewell was crowned as manager of Ipswich Town, and Vital Ipswich has been asking for your opinions on the new boss.

With things still not working out under Roy Keane after 20 months in charge, Ipswich chairman Marcus Evans responded by replacing the Irishman with the more experienced Jewell. The 46-year-old was always likely to be a questionable choice for the fans, his record of three promotions at Wigan Athletic and Bradford City coupled with dismal spells at Sheffield Wednesday and, in particular, his last job at Derby County. With the likes of Alan Curbishley, Gary Megson and Sean O’Driscoll also reportedly having been in contention for the post, we wanted to know whether you thought Town had chosen the right man for the job.

Asked if you were happy with the appointment of Paul Jewell, here’s how you responded:

46% – Yes
28% – No: wanted someone else
21% – No: wanted Keane to stay
5% – Not sure yet

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It is certainly not an overwhelming endorsement for Jewell, but at 46%, the biggest share of the voters seem satisfied with the appointment. However, that still weighs out at less than the 49% who were unhappy with the club’s choice for one reason or another. Of those who were against the appointment, most would have preferred an alternative candidate, but it appears there is still a reasonable number of fans who would have wanted Keane to be given more time to put things right. With the remaining 5% currently reserving judgment on the new boss, it appears it will take time for Jewell to convince the Blues faithful that he is the man to turn things around. With just under half the season remaining however and enough time left to bring in a few of his own players in the January transfer window, the new boss has time to get the doubters on his side.

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Are you happy with the appointment of Paul Jewell? If not, let us know who else you would have preferred for the job by using the comment box below.

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