SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Gary Megson may be Ipswich contender as he looks for return to game

Ex-Owls boss: Gary Megson
Ex-Owls boss: Gary Megson
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GARY Megson could be eyeing the Ipswich job after admitting: “I want to get back in work.”

Megson has been unemployed since being axed by the Owls in March.

But he told The Star: “I do want to get back in work.

“I might not be the best-dressed of the managers available and I might not talk the same bull**** as the managers who’re available, but I have got the best record in the Championship of all the managers who’re available.”

Megson attracted interest from several clubs - with one of them understood to have been Ipswich - while he was out of the game after leaving Bolton and before he took the chance of managing his beloved Owls, who are believed to have put him on gardening leave, like Wanderers did.

The Suffolk club are looking for a new boss after parting company with another former Owls manager, Paul Jewell.

Jewell has recommended the job to potential candidates.

He said: “I’m gutted it hasn’t worked out, and even now, looking around the place, it’s so frustrating that it hasn’t worked out.

“I could not have given any more because I was desperate to see Portman Road packed and the club being successful and it’s the right decision for me to leave.

“I’ve had a few managers on the phone to me yesterday and I told them ‘don’t hesitate as the job is now available’, because it’s a great club and I really hope the club goes on to great things, because it deserves it.

“Ipswich is also in very good hands with the owner. Marcus (Evans) doesn’t interfere in any decisions, football wise, and is right up there with the best chairmen I have worked with - and I have worked with some really good ones.

“I know there might be some people out there knocking him but sometimes people need to be careful what they wish for. He’s 100 per cent committed to the club and wants success for Ipswich as much as anyone.”

Jewell’s number two, Chris Hutchings, will be in charge tomorrow.

After Jewell’s departure, Hutchings went to Ewood Park on Wednesday to watch the Owls.

“They’re a good side,” he said. “Blackburn dominated the first 45 minutes after scoring an early goal, but Sheffield Wednesday had two very good chances from set-pieces before going behind. They’re a big side and we have to be wary of that.

“In the second half I think Dave (Jones) must have given them a bit of rollocking because they came out fighting.

“Blackburn had to sit back and soak up the pressure. Listen, they’re fighting for their lives at the moment. There could be a few feathers flying, couldn’t there?”

Ipswich will be as desperate as Wednesday for a win.

Hutchings said: “Nobody wants to get beat, whether you’re in the middle of the table, top of the table or at the bottom.

“We’re only a quarter of a way through the season, but every game is a big game. This is the first of many cup finals for us.

“We’re bottom of the league, but my glass is always half full and I believe the only way is up. That’s what I’m going to get across to the players. We’re going to be very positive in everything we do.

“The players will be positive in what they do on Saturday.

“I’ll pick the team for what I think will win the game - simple as that. I’ll get no interference. I’ll speak to my staff, but ultimately it will be my decision.

“I’m caretaker manager for now and everyone will be fighting in the right direction, don’t worry about that.”