Jewell - Ipswich need a plan

Image: Paul Jewell: Wants to mix youth with experience in his squad

Ipswich manager Paul Jewell admits he needs to work with club owner Marcus Evans to establish a better plan.

Boss points finger at club owner Evans after disappointing season

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.

Mistakes

"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."

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