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Roy Keane faces battle to stay Ipswich manager

Roy Keane’s future as manager of Ipswich appears to be hanging by a thread with reports suggesting he is facing the sack.

The East Anglian club have endured a disappointing season and while they have pulled clear of relegation trouble in recent weeks, the board expected Keane to challenge for the playoffs rather than struggle in the nether regions.

Ipswich drew 0-0 with Swansea at the weekend, and Keane addressed the issue of his job security after the game.

“There's speculation about my job, but there are much better managers than me who have lost their jobs,” he said. “If the club wants to move me on, then they'll move me on and there's very little I can do about it. This sort of talk doesn't keep me awake at night and my players shouldn't take any notice of it, either.

“There's always speculation about lots of managers in the Premier League and Championship. If you think I'm fearful of that, don't kid yourself. I've got a good wife and five good kids so I'll be OK whatever happens. We want to aim for consistency between now and the end of the season, but if the club wants to move me on they will move me on”

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