Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Keane's Job Safe at Ipswich

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Keane's Job Safe at Ipswich

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Byline: Tom Rostance

IPSWICH have denied reports that manager Roy Keane is set to lose his job at Portman Road.

Former Sunderland boss Keane has won just three league games since replacing Jim Magilton in April and saw his side held to a goalless draw by Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. Ipswich are only being kept off the bottom of the Coca-Cola Championship by Peterborough after picking up just 13 points from 17 games, but are currently on a sixgame unbeaten run. Reports suggested the former Manchester United captain was set to be shown the door yesterday after a board meeting but the club insist there is no change in management planned. A club spokesman said: "Reports in the press this morning that Roy will be sacked are complete rubbish.

"There were no meetings over the weekend and Roy remains in charge."

Keane made headlines on Friday with his frank reaction to the Republic of Ireland's World Cup exit in France and admitted after the Sheffield Wednesday draw that a lack of goals was the key to his side's slump. …

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