Paul Jewell

Paul Jewell was most recently assistant head coach at West Bromwich Albion as part of Tony Pulis's coaching team.

He was previously the manager of Ipswich Town in the npower Championship.

Jewell has made history for both Bradford City and Wigan Athletic as manager. Jewell put Bradford City back in the top flight for the first time in 77 years and charted new territory for Wigan Athletic by guiding them to the Premier League on the back of two promotions. He had played for both clubs as a tenacious striker.

After joining Bradford's coaching set-up at the end of his career and becoming assistant to Chris Kamara, Jewell was handed the reins in 1998. He won promotion from the second tier in his first full season, having made influential signings including ex-team mate Stuart McCall, Lee Sharpe and Dean Windass.

City then survived in the Premier League thanks to a dramatic last day home win over Liverpool, who were denied a Champions League place in the process.

Jewell joined Wigan, achieving promotion as champions of Division Two in 2003, thereby putting the club in the second tier for the first time ever.

The Latics were pipped for a play-off place the following season but won promotion to the Premier League in 2005. The next year, they reached the final of the League Cup and Jewell was linked with the England job amid the impending departure of Sven-Göran Eriksson.

He added another remarkable escape act to his cv when Wigan survived in the Premier League by winning at relegation rivals Sheffield United on the final day in 2007.

After resigning to take a break from football, Jewell joined Derby County in November 2007. He guided Derby to their first League Cup semi-final appearance in 40 years before leaving the club in December 2008.

After taking charge at Portman Road, Jewell enjoyed immediate success as he guided Ipswich away from relegation troubles in the Championship which resulted in a positive finish to the 2010/11 campaign.

In 2011/12, Jewell surpassed the landmark of 550 games in management and he remained with Ipswich until October 2012.

Honours (9)
  • personal-awards
    • Wigan Athletic:
      • Manager of the Month, Premier League, (2005-10-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Premier League, (2005-09-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (2004-10-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (2004-08-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2002-12-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2002-11-01)
  • promotions
    • Wigan Athletic:
      • Promotion to Barclays Premiership, (2005-05-08)
      • Promotion to Coca Cola League One, (2003-05-11)
    • Bradford City:
      • Promotion to FA Premiership, (1999-05-09)
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