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Ipswich Town appoint former Portsmouth staff member John Keeley as new goalkeeping coach

Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook has been reunited with goalkeeping coach John Keeley.

The former Southend United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Stockport County, Colchester United and Peterborough United 'keeper worked under Cook during his time in charge at Portsmouth.

And the pair will now form another at allegiance at Portman Road, with Keeley joining a growing list of coaches to have arrived in Suffolk following Cook's appointment.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper coach John Keeley. Picture: ITFC (47578333)
Ipswich Town goalkeeper coach John Keeley. Picture: ITFC (47578333)

He told the Ipswich website: “I can’t wait to get going. I’ve been in the game a long time but I still get a buzz about being involved in something good and I’ve got a great feeling about this.

“I was at Portsmouth with Paul and I loved working with him. I was very close to going to Wigan with him when he left.

“We have stayed in touch over the years and that shows you how we get on and I was delighted when he asked me to come to Ipswich.

“He’s a proper football manager. He loves the game, he loves to see his teams playing attacking football and Ipswich is a massive club.

"Like I said, I’ve just got a good feeling we are going to achieve something here. It’s a really exciting opportunity.”

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