Edwards’ future has been decided

CARLOS Edwards has completed the formalities and will definitely be staying with Ipswich Town at Portman Road next season.

The 32-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international, who has been the regular right back since the arrival of Paul Jewell as manager in January, signed a two-year deal when he signed from Sunderland in September 2009.

The deal had a clause that entitled him to a third year if he played a certain number of games, and this has now has been enacted.

With Edwards definitely staying and Ian McLoughlin having been told that he will not be given a new contract this still leaves 19 players out of contract in the summer.

Jewell said: “David Norris’ agent appears to have gone underground as I can’t make contact with him but I would like answers pretty quickly.”

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Offers have been made to Gareth McAuley, Damien Delaney, Colin Healy and Brian Murphy, and Jewell added:

“I’d like to hear back as soon as possible.

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“It is in everybody’s best interests to move forward at this stage – with or without those players.”

Jewell’s predecessor at Portman Road, Roy Keane is reported to be in line to become the new manager of Australian A-League side Melbourne Victory.

Keane, 39, is said to be in the Victorian capital at the moment, but is among a number of names to have been linked with the role.

The Irishman, who still lives with his family in Woodbridge, has been out of work since being relieved of his duties at Portman Road in January.

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