trekkie_ram Posted December 2, 2011 Share Posted December 2, 2011 http://www.greenun24.co.uk/ipswich-town/i_won_t_walk_away_from_ipswich_like_i_did_derby_county_says_paul_jewell_1_1143288? The Liverpudlian quit the Rams at the end of 2008 just a few months after they were relegated from the Premier League with a record low points total, subsequently spending over a year out of the game. However, the Blues boss says that – despite a six-game losing streak leaving his team hovering precariously above the Championship relegation zone – there will be no repeat at Portman Road. Reclusive owner Marcus Evans gave Jewell his public backing yesterday through the voice of chief executive Simon Clegg. And Jewell says that is the key difference from his time at Pride Park. “When I spoke to Adam Pearson (then chief executive of Derby) he said that he wanted me to stay but that the American owners would sack me if they could afford to,” said the Blues boss, whose team host bogey side Watford tomorrow. “There was no point just sticking around for the pay; that’s not what I’m about and that’s why I walked away. “I want to be working for Marcus Evans because he’s got belief in me, not because he can’t afford to sack me – and he certainly can by the way! “I spoke to him yesterday and he has been hugely supportive. Off the pitch at Derby there was a lot politics going on, but here there is none of that – it’s just Marcus. “So when you ask me if I could see a situation where I might walk away from here then the answer is no, not at all. “I felt when I was at Derby that I couldn't take it any further, but I don’t feel the same here. I don’t feel as though I can’t turn it around.” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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