Date: 30th May 2008 at 6:33pm
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After 13 years as Ipswich Town’s Executive Chairman, David Sheepshanks has assumed a ‘less active’ role within the club – he will now operate within a non-executive capacity.

This will come into effect from July 1st and it is, as of yet, unclear as to who will takeover the Exec-Chairman role.

Sheepshanks told the ITFC official website: ‘This is a naturally a good time for me to assume a less active role at the club and it will allow me to give greater time to other business interests.

‘It has been my aim to see the club properly financed and back in the Premiership. With Marcus Evans’s investment we have achieved the first and we are well on the way to the second.

‘The infrastructure at our club is now first class and we have a brilliant professional staff led by Derek Bowden and Jim Magilton. We have an excellent academy on a par with the best, a ready made Premiership stadium and a fantastic fanbase backed by a strong community support ethic.

‘If we continue to build on these foundations as I am sure we will, then the club can look forward with excitement to another era of greatness.

‘Ipswich Town and the community are in my blood and my heart, so I am very happy to carry on as non-exec chairman, having held executive authority since 1995. The club is in good hands with Marcus Evans and the new five-year sponsorship agreement is another example of his support.

‘I look forward with optimism and to continuing to assist Marcus and the club as best I can.’


3 Replies to “Sheepshanks Steps Down as Exec Chairman”

  • He is still unpopular among some fans…can’t understand why! He has been excellent over the years. The reason why we didn’t spend money before Mr Evans came is because we didn’t have any, not because Sheepshanks was keeping it for himself!

  • No complaints from me other than getting shot of George Burley too early…..He did a sterling job in my opinion..

  • I think Burley and the board completely fell out over his signings and could not afford his 2 million-a-year wages.

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