Ipswich chief executive Simon Clegg has defended manager Roy Keane`s style - despite admitting he is "a demanding individual".
Keane sold captain Jon Walters to Stoke last week after falling out with him and also sent Pablo Counago on loan to Crystal Palace but Clegg is delighted with the club`s start to the season.
He said: "We have always recognised Roy to be a demanding individual but flare-ups - if we call them that - occur at clubs all over the country.
"It is not something confined to Portman Road. Make no mistake, Roy is a very demanding man who is driven by success.
"He wants 110% effort from his players all the while - and that includes every day in training. If not he will make it very clear to the players their shortcomings.
"Recent events have not affected the owner's relationship with Roy - absolutely not. He remains hugely supportive and there is no problem with the way the three of us work together."