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Ex-Olympic boss takes Ipswich job

Simon Clegg
Clegg left the British Olympic Association in December 2008

Simon Clegg, the former chief executive of the British Olympic Association, has been named as the new chief executive of Ipswich Town.

The 49-year-old oversaw Team GB's record-breaking medals haul in Beijing after 12 years in charge.

Clegg, a former Paratrooper officer, was invited to take the job by Ipswich majority shareholder Marcus Evans.

"I am hugely flattered and excited about taking on this role at such a prestigious football club," he said.

"Marcus Evans and I are absolutely aligned about our aspirations for the club both on and off the pitch.

"I have joined Ipswich Town because I am absolutely convinced that working together with the fans, sponsors, community and staff will once again put the club back in the Premiership."

Clegg will take over from Derek Bowden who leaves the club at the end of the season.

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