Clegg: Supporters weren’t a factor

IPSWICH Town chief executive Simon Clegg says the opinion of the club’s supporters didn’t play a part in the departure of manager Roy Keane from the club.

Keane criticised Blues fans back in October claiming many were ‘stuck in their ways’ and ‘didn’t know too much about football’.

Clegg says the ‘amicable termination’ of the Irishman’s contract had nothing to do with whether he did or didn’t have the backing of the Portman Road faithful though.

“Obviosuly the fans are critically important to us and I have listened both to the vocal minority and silent majority. Ultimately the decision for who is employed as our manager rests with the owner and myself though and we have to make that decision in the best interests of the club.”

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