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SIMON: OWNER BACKING AS STRONG AS EVER

Posted: Tue 05 Feb 2013
Author: Steve Pearce

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Departing chief executive says Marcus' more hands-on role is a big plus for Blues

Simon Clegg has reiterated Marcus Evans’ continuing commitment to Ipswich Town and says the owner will have a more hands-on role in the future.

The former chief executive of the British Olympic Association announced this morning that he was standing down from his role at the Club after close on four years. 

Current board members Ian Milne, Jonathan Symonds and Martin Pitcher are at the helm for the immediate future but the owner will become much more involved with the day to day operation at Portman Road. 

“I want to reiterate that Marcus Evans is as committed to this Club as he has always been, very much so,” Simon told the Club website.

“I know we have announced the news that I am leaving today but it’s something that I have been discussing with Marcus for a while. In fact the first time I spoke about it with him was at the end of last season after yet another disappointing year. 

“Marcus has said that he is going to play a much more hands-on role at the Club and I think that is a really positive move for Ipswich Town. 

“He is going to get more involved in the day to day running of the Club and I think that is a very progressive step in the Club moving forward.” 

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can now watch the full interview with Simon, his first after announcing he was leaving Blues.