Keane: ‘I’ll take two days to think over my future’
IPSWICH Town manager Roy Keane spent the weekend reflecting on his future after admitting that he was looking at his own performance following a six league defeat on the trot at Preston on Saturday.
His team is now right in the relegation mix after a plunge down the table following a bright start to the campaign.
If Keane was to walk away it would make it harder for him to get back into the game having opted to depart his previous club Sunderland on his own accord.
He is desperate to be a success again as a manager and a number of good judges feel that he will in time.
But his failure to turn Ipswich back into a promotion-seeking team is causing fans to become increasingly disgruntled with his managerial ability.
Keane revealed his anxiety when he said on Saturday: “I’ve got to look at myself.
“I’ve got to look and see if I’m doing enough.
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“I’ll do that over the next couple of days.
“We need to do a lot better.
“You wouldn’t believe how much this is hurting. You can only guess.
“I’m a proud man and I don’t like getting beaten.
“Nine defeats in 11 league games is not acceptable. The run we are on is not acceptable.
“I have been in football since I was nine years of age and this is just not good enough. It is poor at any level, in any league, in any country.”
And reflecting on the 1-0 defeat at Deepdale, Keane went on: “The first half was fine, no problem.
“But the game is 90 minutes long and once again we didn’t seem to be able to score goals.
“We gave a soft one away and suffered for it. We didn’t look like scoring after that.
“But this isn’t just a problem right now, it has been going on for a few months now, even last year.
“We are in a relegation battle at the moment, that’s for sure.”
Keane praised the home central defenders. “They know what it is all about at this level against our lads who are learning their trade although they did well.
“Rory Fallon did well at both ends of the field.”