Date: 10th January 2011 at 9:03am
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Ipswich Town have called a press conference at 1pm this afternoon where they are expected to unveil Paul Jewell as the new manager to replace Roy Keane.

Following Keane’s sacking on Friday, a number of names were reported to be in the frame over the weekend. Doncaster manager Sean O’Driscoll was reported to have narrowly missed out on the post, while a host of other names were linked. These included Portsmouth manager Steve Cotterill, Gary Megson, Chris Hughton, Alan Curbishley, Chris Coleman, Gareth Southgate and Darren Ferguson, whilst even the likes of Steve McClaren and Ray Wilkins had been mooted. However, it appears that former Wigan Athletic and Derby County manager Jewell, who was hotly tipped to take the position on Friday, is to be confirmed as Keane’s successor.

Caretaker manager Ian McParland, who oversaw the club’s embarrassing 7-0 hammering at Chelsea in Sunday’s FA Cup Third Round tie, has said that he expects to leave the club once a new manager is appointed. Tony Loughlan, who was brought to Portman Road by Keane, is also likely to move on.

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