Teams: Derby County, Burton Albion
PAUL JEWELL - FULL BIOGRAPHY
Posted on: Wed 28 Nov 2007
Former Wigan boss Paul Jewell resigned from the JJB hotseat at the end of the 2006-07 season having successfully kept the club in the Premier League. The 43-year-old took a short break from the game before taking over the hotseat at Derby County.
Liverpool-born Jewell began his playing career at Anfield before joining Wigan where he made 137 league appearances, scoring 35 goals.
He was part of a team that reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup (1985-86) and became a fans' favourite during his three years at Springfield Park.
He signed for Bradford in 1988 for £80,000 and fully justified his fee as he earned the tag of the 'complete professional', scoring 56 times during his 269 league appearances for the Bantams.
Jewell took charge of Bradford's reserves during the 1996-97 season and was later appointed joint first team coach before replacing Chris Kamara as manager at the end of 1997.
He celebrated his first full year in charge when he received the Nationwide Football League Division One Manager of the Month Award for December 1998 with the season culminating in taking Bradford's promotion into England's top division for the first time in their history.
Jewell performed heroics in steering the Bantams to top flight survival with a final day triumph over Liverpool.
But just weeks after that amazing achievement, he handed in a resignation request, citing his desire for a new challenge as the reason behind his decision to quit Valley Parade.
Reviving the fortunes of First Division Sheffield Wednesday was the challenge Jewell had in mind as he looked to steer them back into the Premier League.
However, limited funds and an extensive injury list hampered The Owls' campaign from the off and they were soon at the foot of the table and facing another relegation battle. Jewell left Hillsborough in February 2001.
He succeeded Steve Bruce at Wigan in June 2001 and in the 2002-03 season Jewell's side clicked and won Division Two after securing 100 points and losing just four games on their way to the championship.
Afterwards Jewell said: "I said to the players let's enjoy it because we have to make the most of it. The players have deserved all the credit and everyone else deserves the credit because it has been a team effort, right through from the chairman to the fans."
As if that wasn't achievement enough, second place in the Championship in 2004-05 resulted and Jewell landed Wigan a spot in the top flight for the first time in the club's history, somewhere he was to keep them for another two seasons.
Add to that a place in the Carling Cup final at the end of the 2005-06 campaign - Wigan lost to Manchester United after having beaten Arsenal in the semi-final - and even though he's still only a young manager Paul Jewell has an impressive footballing CV.
He has also won no less than six manager of the month awards so far in his career.
Originally Posted by Nico
I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!
Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
Forest 2-5 Yeovil aet
Brian Clough - Legend!