Jewell - Ipswich need a plan
Ipswich manager Paul Jewell admits he needs to work with club owner Marcus Evans to establish a better plan.
Last Updated: 24/04/12 1:04pm
Ipswich manager Paul Jewell admits he needs to work with club owner Marcus Evans to establish a better plan of action at Portman Road after another disappointing season.
Evans took over the debt-ridden club in 2007 but they have languished in the lower half of the Championship in recent years, hindered by a high turnover of managers and players.
Defeat to Doncaster in Saturday's season-finale could see Town finish 17th - their lowest position for 55 years - but Jewell reckons Evans should also shoulder the blame.
"The owner has been here for more than four years now," Jewell told the Ipswich Green 'Un.
"It was a brand-new project for him and I think sometimes just throwing money at it doesn't work.
"You have to have a structure and a plan. This year, I have been guilty of not having enough of a plan by the signing of too many experienced players.
"They are important, but getting the blend with youth is vital. I have got the blend wrong this year - and I will take full responsibility for that.
"Life is about learning from mistakes. Marcus was new to the job and I think he thought about throwing money at it.
"All of a sudden players wanted to go to Ipswich, because they were paying serious money.
"It hasn't worked. I think stability and structure and building is more important. That's the way we want to go."