Keane denies looking to bring in Kidd

ROY Keane has today dismissed reports that he is looking to bring in Brian Kidd as his number two.

Derek Davis

ROY Keane has today dismissed reports that he is looking to bring in Brian Kidd as his number two.

The Blues boss is not even convinced he needs to appoint a more experienced assistant as he has plenty of good staff already at Portman Road.

Kidd is set to leave Portsmouth at the end of the season as he is fed up with all the travelling and is looking to be based near his Manchester home.


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Keane said: “I have not asked Brian Kidd to come in. I was linked with Kiddo for two and half years at Sunderland and maybe it will never go away.

“The truth is I have not spoken to Kiddo for four or five months and that was when I bumped into him as one of his grandkids goes the same school as one of my kids.”

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Tony Loughlan was brought in by Keane who has been impressed with Town coaches Bryan Klug and Steve Foley.

He said: “I have not discussed about bringing in a number two. People get hung up about titles. Tony is my first team coach and I'm delighted with Tony.

“The staff already here have been a great help to us, Bryan (Klug) and Steve (Foley) so I have not come in to make loads of changes.

“If I see something that can be improved I will make it but I have been very impressed with everyone at the football club.

“I know a lot of so called younger managers like to bring in an older number two with all that experience but I don't necessarily think that works. It has not worked for a lot of managers.

“We have a lot of experience on the staff as it is. I won't be making changes for the sake of it.

“I spent half my time at Sunderland talking about different staff.”

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