Friday 23 February 2018

Keane insists he doesn't fear axe falling at Town

Ipswich town manager Roy Keane has dismissed speculation that he will be sacked before the end of the week.

The Portman Road side are currently 16th in the Championship after a disappointing campaign for Keane, who took charge in April 2009.

"I don't feel I am under any more pressure and I certainly don't take any notice of what the newspapers say," Keane said. "If you think I am fearful of losing my job then you are wrong."

The Ipswich Town chief-executive, Simon Clegg, added the club wants to keep the 38-year-old as manager.

"I'm still fully committed to Roy Keane," Clegg said. "It has been a disappointing season but Roy is still building his team. I understand there have been speculation but Roy is just starting to get us where we want to be."

Meanwhile, Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has been charged with ensuring Ivory Coast deliver an "honourable" performance at this summer's World Cup after he was last night appointed to lead the team in South Africa.

The veteran Swede succeeds Vahid Halilhodzic, who left the post in the wake of the Elephants' disappointing quarter-final exit at the hands of Algeria during the African Nations Cup at the start of the year.

Irish Independent

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