New chairman Mike O’Leary and investor Brett Johnson hosted their first press conference last night after taking ownership of Ipswich Town. Stuart Watson and Andy Warren bring you every word said by the new men in charge of the Blues.
Welcome to Suffolk. Fourteen year ago Ipswich Town fans were celebrating when Marcus Evans came to Town and those fans will be celebrating again now.
Football’s not a game of certainties, so what do you say to them and promise them.
Mike O’Leary: For any football club, we’re not really the owners, it’s the fans who really own the club. So to succeed in our tenure we need to make sure the club is in better condition than when we start.
If we can achieve that, we will be happy. The measure of an owner is whether you leave a club in better shape – that’s my opinion.