More changes to coaching staff possible

ROY Keane today confirmed the possibility of more changes to his coaching staff and the club's famed Academy.The Blues manager this week decided to part company with long-serving coach Bryan Klug, who was academy manager at the time Town produced a crop of talented youngsters including the 2005 FA Youth Cup-winning side.

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ROY Keane today confirmed the possibility of more changes to his coaching staff and the club's famed Academy.

The Blues manager this week decided to part company with long-serving coach Bryan Klug, who was academy manager at the time Town produced a crop of talented youngsters including the 2005 FA Youth Cup-winning side.

Klug became the first coaching casualty since Keane took over the Portman Road hot seat from Jim Magilton last April.

But there will be others now fearing what the future might hold.

Taking a break from preparing his side for this afternoon's Championship game against Coventry City at Portman Road (kick-off 3pm) Keane said:

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“Every day I'm weighing up the situation at the club and people at the club,” said Keane.

“If I'm not 100 per cent happy I'll look for an improvement.

“And if I think it's right to make further changes than I will.”

Keane says that there are some talented lads in the academy - and he's expected to be at Tuesday's FA Youth Cup game against Arsenal at Underhill Stadium, Barnet.

Talking of 49-year-old Klug, who first joined the club as an apprentice aged 16, Keane said: “Bryan's a very, very good coach with experience at different levels of the game.

“He's done really well and been a good servant for Ipswich Town and we wish him well.

“I've been here now for seven months and decided we needed a few changes, and with Ian McParland coming in we are well covered on the coaching side.”

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