It's been more than a day since Crystal Palace's statement that Dougie Freedman has left the Eagles and is now Bolton Wanderers' manager. Yet, there has been no confirmation and barely a word from our beloved whites. Sky Sports are now reporting that there may be another player in the mix for the young Glaswegian manager.
Yesterday, Ipswich town, through owner Marcus Evans, confirmed that now-former manager Paul Jewell had left the club by mutual consent:
"Since he first walked through the door here, no one has worked harder to bring success to this football club than Paul Jewell.
"Unfortunately his outstanding commitment has not been rewarded by results on the pitch and having spoken with Paul at length, we feel it's best for him and the club to go our separate ways.
"I'm bitterly disappointed - as is Paul - that it has not worked out as we had hoped when he became our manager 21 months ago and I'd like to put on record my thanks for his services to the club and wish him every success in the future."
Sky Sports writer Graeme Bailey has just now posted a quick update on Twitter about the supposed situation:
Sky Sports understands Ipswich have made contact with Dougie Freedman over their managerial vacancy. More on skysports.com shortly— Graeme Bailey (@SkyGraemeBailey) October 24, 2012
There are a lot of questions about the whole thing including why he would go to a side that is literally bottom of the Championship and one that does not have much of a chance of challenging for promotion. For now, this is essentially entirely speculation on everyone's part but it may give insight into the hold-up of an official announcement.
All in all, I wouldn't hold my breath if I was an Ipswich fan.