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PAUL RELISHING CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE

29 May 2018

Players will be judged from day one - so will I says new Town boss

Paul Hurst says he can’t wait to get going as manager of Ipswich Town and is relishing the challenge the Championship brings.

The former Shrewsbury boss has become only the 12th manager at Portman Road in the last 50 years, signing a three year contract.

“There are some massive clubs at this level, many of them having recently been in the Premier League, so I know it’s going to be a big challenge but it’s one I can’t wait to take on,” Paul told the Club website.

“We have got to try and bridge whatever gaps exist between us and our competition. It’s certainly not all about money. I have found a way before to play to our strengths and making the most of our potential and that will be the aim here, to focus and build on what we can do better than others. We will take it head on.

“The team has enjoyed some success and there are good players here. From what I have seen, there are some promising youngsters as well. It’s my job to help them develop.

“I’ve got to assess the squad and see where we can add to it and then look to move us forward and help get us to where we all want to be - the promised land as they say!

“First impressions will be important. Players will be judged from day one but I know I will be as well. I’ve not managed at this level before so I have something to prove as well.”


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