Born in Liverpool, Jewell began footballing career with his hometown club Liverpool FC. There, however, the young striker could not break into the domain of players like Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish and henceforth sought his fortune in the third division at Wigan Athletic. His greatest success there was to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup season 1985 / 86th He then moved in July 1988 to Bradford City and should be active for this club for many years in both the second and third division, this period was interrupted only by short-term exposures for Grimsby Town in 1995 on loan.
Jewell finished at the end of the season 1997/98 in Bradford his active football player career and was also in the last three months of this season after the dismissal of Chris Kamara coach of the team.
Almost as much for the secured relegation was Jewell permanently installed as a coach at Bradford City and this measure paid already in the first full season Jewells as head coach move, the club rising to become vice-champion of the second division to the Premier League and thus the first time in nearly should act 80 years in the English top flight.
There, Bradford had very strong fight to remain in the league Jewells Director in the season 1999/2000 and created this by a lucky 1-0 home win against Liverpool on the final day sure where Bradford while still overtook the FC Wimbledon and Liverpool thus qualifying for the Champions League failed. A few days later, Jewell resigned from his position and signed shortly thereafter when just relegated to the second tier club Sheffield Wednesday.
There he hoped to be able to realize the direct resurgence with Wednesday. His eight-month period, however, was marked by crises and the club remained at near end of the table. Until his dismissal in February 2001, he had especially great difficulties in the troubled debt club in the care of players who earned example, 5,000 pounds for every game, regardless of whether they were used and this lack of performance incentives on the pitch demonstrated with mediocre performances.
In June 2001, Jewell returned as coach and hired the ambitious third division side Wigan Athletic. In his second season he thereby succeeded in the championship in the Second Division and the so - for the first time in the club's history - related promotion to the second division. There, the club was able to play right away around the top places and was only on the last day supplanted by a play- off place of the Crystal Palace, in turn, won the playoffs in the course itself.
The following season, then the rise could but - again on the last day - be made perfect and the Lancashire club played thus under Jewells Director for the first time in the Premier League. After losing the first home game against Chelsea with a 0-1 goals from Hernan Crespo in the last minute Jewell celebrated his first victory and reached the rest of the season the final of the English League Cup during the subsequent home appearance against Sunderland, the Wigan However, with 0:4 lost against Manchester United. At the end of the season also Jewells name was traded among the possible successors of Sven -Goran Eriksson as England manager, but early turned out to be insubstantial.
In the season 2006/ 07 Jewell secured with Wigan after a victory in the final championship game 13 May 2007 against Sheffield United in the league. However, only a day later he announced his resignation as manager of Wigan Athletic, conducting the increasing strain under which he had suffered by its own account in the recent past, at. These had their origin on February 11, 2007, when he had the referee Phil Dowd was verbally attacked following a defeat against Arsenal - a penalty denied and the suspect away winner of the Arsenal had been the subject matters. Against the punishment from the Football Association Football Association (FA) Jewell had filed an appeal and this is a " double standard " ( "double standards" ) accused because his players have had grossly insulted by Jewells details referee Dowd during the game.
Jewell has been linked after his resignation in two cases with Leicester City, was one of the successor candidate Chris Hutchings at his old club Wigan Athletic and was also as the new Irish coach talking. The assumptions about future Jewells finally found its end on 28 November 2007, when he was only two days after the resignation of Billy Davies new coach of Derby County. His first victory he celebrated on penalties, which already has four days later, the off against the second division strugglers Preston North End followed in the FA Cup against Sheffield Wednesday. With his 16th game against former club Wigan Athletic, he wrote on 23 February 2008 for the new club's history, as Derby County now has 21 league games broke his own negative record without a win. With a 2-2 draw against Fulham Jewell topped with Derby County at an early stage and ultimately only eleven points equaled the club with only one win 108 -year-old negative mark in English professional football.
Jewells first Championship victory was achieved only after ten months in the 3-1 win against Sheffield United on 13 September 2008. Notable successes, however, get in the League Cup, when the club after a victory against the first division club Stoke City after 40 years reached the semifinals for the first time. As well as in second-rate Football League Championship continued the sporting descent, Jewell resigned after the last match in 2008 against Ipswich Town ( 0-1) and the associated 18th place in the standings from his office. For the third time be Kotrainer Chris Hutchings inherited him as interim coach.
In early January 2011 triggered Paul Jewell his predecessor Roy Keane from as manager of the English second division Ipswich Town and ended the 2011/12 season as a table Fifteenth.
On 24 October 2012, he came back on the last place of the Football League Championship 2012/13 lying, as manager of the club.