Sheepshanks Denies Exit

Last updated : 11 April 2009 By Site Editor

Yesterday we reported that Sheepshanks had only agreed a one year contract with the club after stepping down as executive chairman last year to take on a non-executive role, and there have been no talks about a possible longer deal with club owner Marcus Evans since.

Speaking to the EADT, Sheepshanks said he had not made any decision about his future: "I have not made any decision. I have a good relationship with Marcus Evans and I'm available to assist whenever I might be asked.

"I have a very deep affection of everything that is Ipswich Town and want to see the club thrive under Marcus Evans' ownership as I still believe it will."

56 year old Sheepshanks took over as chairman at Portman Road in 1995 following the stepping down of John Kerr after the teams relegation from the FA Premiership in the 1994/1995 season with George Burley then manager at the club.

Should Sheepshanks leave the club he would be the second high profile figure to leave through the Portman Road gates, with Chief Executive Derek Bowden already having confirmed he will leave at the end of the current season.

Click here to see David Sheepshanks celebrate promotion in the 2000 Play-Off final.