Portman Road side looking for new boss.
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Roy Keane has been sacked as manager of Ipswich after 20 months at Portman Road, BBC Sport understands.
The club have suffered seven losses in nine games and the 1-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest on Monday left the club 19th in the Championship table.
Ipswich, backed by multi-millionaire Marcus Evans, have invested £8m on players during Keane’s reign.
The 39-year-old Irishman led Town to the semi-final of the Carling Cup where they will play Arsenal.
The first leg of their last four clash against the Gunners is due to take place at Portman Road on Wednesday, 12 January, although Keane’s replacement will first have to contend with an FA Cup third round tie at Chelsea on Sunday.
Speaking after the home defeat by Forest on Monday the former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder, said: “I’m doing my best and if my best isn’t good enough, then I’ll take the consequences.
“I don’t expect you to be giving me phone calls if I do lose my job. It’s the nature of the game.” (BBC Sport)
So there you have it, Roy Keane is the latest in a very long line of managerial sackings and one wonders who drew the short straw and had to tell the former Old Trafford star that he would not be needed any more.
Where now for Roy? There may well be a few Premier League sides looking for a new manager soon and Keane did do a good job at Sunderland before he lost that job.
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