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This is the classic Big Mick expression: the furrowed brow, the downturned mouth, all the features pointing in the same direction. It's good to have him back.
Ipswich Town chief executive Simon Clegg has revealed that the club began a tentative search for a replacement for boss Paul Jewell several weeks ago.
Jewell left the Suffolk side earlier today after they sank to the bottom of the Championship.
– Simon Clegg, speaking to Ipswich's official website
I don't want to give too much away at this moment in time but we do realise that the next appointment is a very important one for us.
Already Marcus [Evans, the club's owner] and I have been brainstorming for a number of weeks what would happen if we got to this scenario.
We're not waking up this morning completely cold going in to trying to find a new manager.
That process, in some respects, has started by the identification of the various candidates and now those discussions will be ramped up going forward.