Roy Keane set to follow Tony Loughlan to Spain

FORMER Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane is set to become involved in Spanish football.

Linked with a moved to Australian A-League side Melbourne Victory this week the Irishman is believed to have plans to take a job in Spain.

His right hand man Tony Loughlan has moved with his family from their Ipswich home to Valencia on the Mediterranean coast.

Loughlan, who has been friends with Keane since they were both young players at Nottingham Forest, worked as first team coach at Sunderland and was appointed to the same role when Keane took over at Portman Road two years ago.

He is settling in to a new life in Spain and if Keane was to take another job in football Loughlan would be expected to carry on at his side.


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Fitness coach Antonio Gomez, who also followed Keane from Sunderland to Ipswich and is still working at Portman Road under Paul Jewell, hails from Murcia Spain.

Keane bought and spent considerably sums of money on a house outside Ipswich where he is currently still based with his family with four children still school age.

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