Date: 24th October 2012 at 1:45pm
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At long last Paul Jewell has stepped down as Ipswich Town manager after he and the club came to a mutual understanding.

It was widely believed Jewell quit last night but assurances were given he had not but after agreeing a termination package with Simon Clegg and Marcus Evans Jewell has departed.

Evans told the club website: “Since he first walked through the door here, no one has worked harder to bring success to this Football Club than Paul Jewell.

“Unfortunately his outstanding commitment has not been rewarded by results on the pitch and having spoken with Paul at length, we feel it`s best for him and the Club if we go our separate ways.

“I`m bitterly disappointed – as is Paul – that it has not worked out as we had hoped when he became our manager 21 months ago and I would like to put on record my thanks for his services to the Club and wish him every success in the future.”

Paul Jewell said: “I could not have had any more support than I have done from Marcus Evans and Simon Clegg I have enjoyed working with both of them in my time as
Ipswich Town manager.

“We all know that football is a results business though and I`ve never hidden from the fact that our results have not been good enough.

“It`s been a privilege to be manager of such a fantastic football club and I want to thank the staff and the supporters for the backing they have given me in my time at the Club and wish Ipswich Town the best of fortunes ahead.”

Simon Clegg added: “I am bitterly disappointed that we have parted company with Paul, but we accept that this is in our respective best interests.

“Paul has worked tirelessly to try and deliver the levels of success on the pitch which we all aspire to but the recent results and our position in the table required us to make a change.’

Chris Hutchings remains at the club for the time being and will be in charge against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.


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