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Last Updated: Monday December 29 2008 12:06 GMT

Jewell resigns as Derby manager

Paul Jewell

Paul Jewell has resigned as manager of Championship side Derby County.

The decision was announced after Derby lost 1-0 to Ipswich at a home game on Sunday. The match was Jewell's 50th game in charge of the Rams.

Jewell joined Derby County in November 2007 and led the team to a Carling Cup semi-final with Manchester United.

But the Rams are now 18th in the table and a statement said Jewell "feels he is no longer in a position to take the club forward".

Assistant coach Chris Hutchings will take charge of the team while the club looks for a replacement manager.