David Sheepshanks takes up Ipswich Town role

David Sheepshanks
Sheepshanks was on the Ipswich board for 24 years from 1987

Ipswich Town have made former chairman David Sheepshanks honorary vice-president at the club.

Sheepshanks stepped down as a non-executive member of the Portman Road board in April.

He has since been concentrating on his role as chairman of the .

Meanwhile, boss Paul Jewell has appointed former Wigan striker Andy Liddell as fitness coach.

The 38-year-old, who played under Jewell at the Latics, had a stint as Rotherham caretaker manager in March.

He played over 200 games for Wigan during his six years at the club and also had lengthy spells with Barnsley and Oldham.

"I've known Andy for a long time and I'm delighted he has agreed to join us," Jewell told the club websiteexternal-link.

"He will be a valuable addition to the staff here."

Sheepshanks was Town chairman between 1995 and 2009 and has remained connected to the Suffolk side as chair of the club's PLC and the Ipswich Town Football Club Charitable Trust.

Chief executive Simon Clegg said: "I think it's fitting that David's outstanding commitment to this club over many years should be recognised in this way.

"I'm delighted that he has agreed to accept the invitation to become an honorary vice president at Ipswich Town and look forward to his continued support of the club."