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7 April 2021

Mike O'Leary: “We are here to help the Club climb the football pyramid"

Mike O’Leary says the new look Ipswich Town will be targeting a place in the Premier League as quickly as possible.

The former West Brom CEO has taken over as chairman of Blues following the sale of the Club from the ME Group to Gamechanger 20 Ltd and says the new investors are looking up.

“Ipswich Town has a fantastic heritage. It’s a fabulous club and I can remember from my early youth the success they had,” Mike told iFollow in his first interview as the new chairman.

“They had two of the greatest managers football has seen [Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson] and it’s crazy that a club of this size is in League One.

“We are here to help the Club climb the football pyramid. Promotion to the Championship as soon as possible is the immediate aim. It’s possible this season but if it takes another year or so, so be it.

“Then if you are in the Championship, you take stock and see what is needed to give you a chance to get into the Premier League and they are the goals that we will set.

“A club of this stature - if not in the Premier League - should be knocking on the door of the Premier League pretty quickly and clearly that is what we aim to achieve.”

See the full interview with Mike on iFollow Ipswich.     


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