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Roy Keane sacked as Ipswich manager: reports

January 07, 2011 15:58 IST

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has been sacked as manager of English Championship (second division) club Ipswich Town, local media reported on Friday.

Ipswich, who travel to Premier League champions Chelsea in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, did not make an immediate comment on the widespread media reports but said on their website they would be holding a news conference.

The 39-year-old Keane, who had been at Ipswich since April 2009, leaves with the club sitting 19th in the 24-team league after seven defeats in their last nine games.

The former Ireland midfielder's departure comes less than a week before Ipswich host Arsenal in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.

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