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Paul Jewell quits as Derby manager

Paul Jewell quits as Derby manager

Derby manager Paul Jewell has resigned after his 50th league game in charge ended in defeat.
The 1-0 home loss to Ipswich on Sunday left Derby 18th in the 24-team League Championship, further hampering its bid for a quick return to the Premier League.
"Derby County can confirm that the club has parted company with manager Paul Jewell with immediate effect," the club said Monday. "Paul has taken the decision to leave his role as he believes it is in the best interests of the club, and feels his is no longer in a position to take the club forward."
Jewell took charge on a 3 1/2-year contract last November with the Rams rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, where they stayed for the rest of the season before being relegated in May with just 11 points _ the league's lowest-ever points total.
The 44-year-old Jewell's fortunes didn't improve in the second-tier League Championship, with his side failing to win any of its first four matches.
He finally bowed to fans' demands and quit after Sunday's defeat left Derby with just one win in its last nine league matches.
Assistant manager Chris Hutchings takes charge of the club with immediate effect ahead of two cup fixtures.
Derby, which is owned by Michigan-based General Sports and Entertainment, is at Forest Green Rovers in the FA Cup third round on Saturday and hosts Manchester United in the League Cup semifinals the following Wednesday.


Updated : 2021-05-14 06:14 GMT+08:00