Roy Keane given vote of confidence by Ipswich chief at club's AGM

08 December 2010 07:40
Under-fire Ipswich boss Roy Keane has been assured his job is safe - despite an alarming form slump.[LNB]Chief executive Simon Clegg insisted Keane is not under threat despite a recent dismal run of eight defeats in 10 league games.[LNB]Clegg was speaking after the club's annual general meeting and was adamant that Keane continued to enjoy the support of both him and multi-millionaire owner Marcus Evans.[LNB] Hanging on: Under-pressure Ipswich manager Roy Keane has been told his job is not under threat... yet[LNB]Clegg said: 'The owner and I are absolutely joined at the hip regarding Roy. If we weren't supporting Roy he wouldn't be here now.[LNB]'There's no timescale on it at all, other than the fact that Roy's contract is up at the end of the season.[LNB]'We all know that Roy is a very driven individual, a very focused individual, not used to accepting failure.[LNB]'I there's anyone who can turn it around, Roy Keane can.'[LNB]Ipswich have been in freefall, sliding down the Championship table from third to 17th place - and Keane himself has questioned how long he can survive.[LNB]One shareholder asked him: 'You said you'd get us promoted in two seasons so is this your last AGM?'[LNB]Without hesitation former Manchester United player Keane responded: 'Possibly so, but it might be yours as well.'[LNB] Bad run: Struggling Ipswich slumped to defeat at Portman Road against Swansea last weekend[LNB]The room erupted in laughter before Keane continued: 'When I first met the owner he offered me a three-year contract.[LNB]''But me being me I said 'I'll do it in two'. I do set myself high standards. In hindsight it might take a little bit longer.[LNB]'I set the bar high and if people think I've set myself up for a fall I've no problem with that. There's a good chance this will be my last AGM. If we don't get results I will lose my job.[LNB]'Don't worry about my position. If I leave in a few months or if I leave next week I certainly won't regret taking the Ipswich job. I'm very proud -but I live in the real world.[LNB]'Chris Hughton lost his job yesterday - a top, top manager and a really good bloke. I'm under no illusions. If I don't get results I'll be out of a job.'[LNB]  Under-fire Keane feels heat at Ipswich after saying he's one game from sackEXCLUSIVE: Kop shop! Liverpool line up £10m deal for teenage ace WickhamIpswich 1 Swansea 3: Carling Cup run may not save under-fire Roy Keane [LNB]  Explore more:People: Simon Clegg, Chris Hughton, Roy Keane

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