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Roy Keane is a former footballer and manager who managed Ipswich Town. He is currently Republic of Ireland's assistant manager.

Managing Ipswich Town Edit

On 23 April 2009, Keane was appointed as the new manager of Ipswich Town on a two-year contract,the day after the club had sacked Jim Magilton.His first game in charge came the following Saturday with a 3–0 away win over Cardiff City– the final league match to be played at Ninian Park.The following week, Ipswich rounded off the season with a 2–1 win over Coventry City. In the 2009–10 season Keane started to sign some players, some of them from his former club Sunderland. He signed goalkeeper Marton Fulop, midfielders Carlos Edwards and Grant Leadbitter and brought in Jack Colback, David Healy and Daryl Murphy on loan to the club. Ipswich started without a win in their first fourteen matches, making them the last team to record their first win in the whole league, finally winning on 31 October against Derby County and recording their first away win of the season on 29 November against Cardiff City. Their form gradually improved throughout the season, but Ipswich drew far too many games to come anywhere near the promotion race and they finished the season in 15th place. Many inconsistencies in the 2009/10 and the 2010/11 season meant that Keane's Ipswich side never really challenged for promotions and as a result of a poor run of form, ending up with his side dropping to as low as 21st in the Championship. Keane was sacked as Ipswich manager on 7 January 2011.

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