Roy Keane confirmed as new Ipswich manager

Roy Keane has been confirmed as the new manager of Ipswich Town. The 37-year-old signed a two-year contract with the Championship side who fired Jim Magilton yesterday after he failed to guide the club to a play-off place.

The former Manchester United midfielder has been out of management since stepping down at Sunderland back in December, but was tempted back into football by Ipswich's owner Marcus Evans and chief executive Simon Clegg.

"I truly believe that I am joining a club that has the potential, ambition and infrastructure to once again be a Premier League side." Keane told the Ipswich website. "The club's owner and chief executive impressed upon me their total focus on achieving this quest at the earliest opportunity and I can't wait to get started."

Keane will be unveiled at a press conference later this afternoon and it looks as if the Tractor Boys will have to get use to having a lot more journalists at their press conferences from next season onwards.

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