Derby boss Jewell resigns after 31st loss

Manager Paul Jewell's miserable year in charge of Derby County has ended after the Championship (second division) club announced that he had resigned following Sunday's defeat by Ipswich Town that left them in 18th place. "Paul has taken the decision to leave his role as he believes it is in the best interests of the club, and feels his is no longer in a position to take the club forward," the club said on their website www.dcfc.premiumtv.co.uk Derby have reached the semi-finals of this season's League Cup, where they face Manchester United, but their league form has been poor. Jewell took charge of the club just over a year ago with them bottom of the Premier League and they continued to struggle as they were relegated with a Premier League record low tally of 11 points. Of Jewell's 58 games in charge, the Rams lost 31 and won just 12.