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Cook Unconcerned By Takeover Talk
Thursday, 4th Mar 2021 13:23

New Town boss Paul Cook says he’s unconcerned by the takeover talk currently surrounding the club and is looking forward to getting going with the Blues.

As previously reported, a US-backed consortium is understood to be closing in on a £30 million deal to buy Town from current owner Marcus Evans with the matter having progressed to the EFL for their ratification and with priority Land Registry searches relating to the purchase of the Blues’ training ground having been made.

“I’m aware of the rumours but that’s not my business, that’s down to Marcus,” Cook told the club site.

“I wouldn’t have taken the job if I had any concerns. I’ve had some good conversations with Marcus already. I’m looking forward to working with him and I know what he wants from me.

“It’s clear that he has a determination to take this club back to where we all want it to be and as manager, it’s my job spec to win football matches.

“There is a very good squad of players here and my objective is to try my best to help the club win promotion this season. It will be a big challenge but it’s a challenge we must take head on and together and that will be reiterated to the staff and the players today.

“I’m really looking forward to getting going now. I want to get integrated into the club as soon as possible.”

Cook, who takes his first Town press conference this afternoon, takes over the reins with the Blues seventh, two points off the play-offs, nine from the automatic promotion places and having won the last three.

The new manager was at Accrington for Tuesday’s 2-1 to watch his new players and issue them with instructions from the stand.

“I’m coming in under a little bit of pressure, aren’t I!” he laughed. “Pressure is always there in football for everyone and the bigger the club you manage, the more pressure there is.

“But pressure is something you put yourself under, your staff under and your players under to win football games.

“All I can say is that the fans will know that we will be doing everything possible to be successful at Ipswich Town.”


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Dockerblue added 15:25 - Mar 4
Hasn't played for big clubs so we won,t be hearing that in every interview! Wonder if he,ll be brave enough to drop Chambers and make Wilson Captain? Welcome Paul and hope you can bring the success this club and its fans deserve ⅖
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Michael101 added 15:42 - Mar 4
Looks like he's going to be busy come may .football transfer web site has about 20 players out of contract in June 6 are loans ,about 4 have a opportunity of a 1year extension , but there's going to be a lot of coming & going this summer.
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81Legends added 16:10 - Mar 4
For the first time in a very long time, I feel we have a manager who will do things the Ipswich way, on and off the pitch. Very excited. His presence on the sideline during games could tip the balance in our favour in those crucial moments too. Just a pity the team aren't going out to a buzzing Portman Road at a time like this.
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TractorRoyNo1 added 16:36 - Mar 4
All the previous managers would have done better with a proper chequebook, Lambert's threats got him a long contract then the sack, you can only polish a turd so far. Evans please go so this guy has a chance.
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runningout added 16:42 - Mar 4
Bangalore. Don’t go by Stats good or bad!! Will give you headache
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itsonlyme added 16:43 - Mar 4
Nice one PC. We all have faith in you, probably for the first time in many a year.
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IpswichT62OldBoy added 16:59 - Mar 4
We certainly have a good chance of making the play off now, inconceivable only three weeks ago.
After Northampton i was expecting relegation battles.
I find I am smiling a lot
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Grigzee added 17:37 - Mar 4
BangaloreBlues, if Peterborough have played 31 and have 62 points are they not on 2 points per game? Am I missing something in your calculations?
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BangaloreBlues added 18:09 - Mar 4
@ Grigzee

Yes, you are...
It is not Peterborough's points per game, it is the average points per game that the opposing teams have in the remaining fixtures.
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therein61 added 06:56 - Mar 5
chrisfelix down marked you by mistake
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