Paul Jewell is the former manager of Bradford City, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan Athletic, Derby County and now Ipswich Town. Jewell departes the Suffolk club following a torrid run of 10 winless games, which has left them rock-bottom of the Championship. The writing had been on the wall a long time for Jewell and in the end both he and the club made the correct decision as a fresh approach was depserately needed.
Kamara was sacked in January 1998 and the club turned to Jewell to become Manager at a relatively young age and inexperience. However, Jewell was a success at Bradford and led them to the Premier League after finishing 2nd in the old Division 1 in 1999. Not only was promotion achieved by Jewell but he defied the critics to keep Bradford in the Premier League the following year after they beat Liverpool 1-0 on the final day of the season.
Jewell resigned following that triumph and was quickly installed as Sheffield Wednesday Manager but Jewell endured a torrid time at Hillsborough and was sacked after just eight months in charge of The Owls. Jewell then joined 2nd Division side Wigan Athletic and quickly led them to Division 1 at the first time of asking.
After a season of consolidation in Division 1 Jewell took Wigan Athletic to the Premier League for the first time in their history after a last day win clinched promotion. In his first season in charge in the top-flight Jewell not only kept them in the Premier League but he also led The Lactics to the League Cup Final in 2006 where they lost to Man United. In 2007 Jewell once again led Wigan to safety but he resigned a day later after feeling he had taken the club as far as he could.
After a short break out of the game Paul Jewell was appointed Derby County Manager who were deep in relegation trouble in the Premier League. He was unable to keep them in the top flight and was unable to win a game in his first season in charge.