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Ipswich Town's new owners looking to get the club back in the Premier League




New Ipswich Town chairman Mike O'Leary is keen to see the club return to the Premier League.

O'Leary was speaking in his first day in the job, having been appointed following the takeover by American consortium Gamechanger 20 Ltd.

And he revealed the new owners are eager to see the Tractor Boys back in the top flight for the first time since 2002.

Portman Road has not hosted Premier League football since 2002. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Portman Road has not hosted Premier League football since 2002. Picture: Barry Goodwin

"Ipswich Town has a fantastic heritage. It’s a fabulous club and I can remember from my early youth the success they had,” O'Leary told the club's website.

“They had two of the greatest managers football has seen (Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson) and it’s crazy that a club of this size is in League One.

“We are here to help the club climb the football pyramid. Promotion to the Championship as soon as possible is the immediate aim. It’s possible this season but if it takes another year or so, so be it.

“Then if you are in the Championship, you take stock and see what is needed to give you a chance to get into the Premier League and they are the goals that we will set.

“A club of this stature – if not in the Premier League – should be knocking on the door of the Premier League pretty quickly and clearly that is what we aim to achieve.”

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