Keane Targets Promotion In Year

Last updated : 23 April 2009 By Site Editor
In this afternoon's press conference, Keane told the media: "It's a massive challenge trying to get the club back in the Premier League.

"It's going to be very difficult, looking at the teams that will come down. It's a massive challenge, but hopefully we will be in the mix. At the moment we are 26 points behind Wolves, so that's a big, big gap to make up.

"I'm excited and looking forward to it. I've had a good break. It's good to be back. Three or four weeks ago I thought, if the opportunity came up, I was ready for it.

"I've signed a two-year contract but I'd like to try and do it (get promotion) in one year. If I wasn't up for challenges I'd be out walking my dogs today. I think my dogs need a break."

Of his Players, Keane outlined what he expected: "All I've asked of any player as a manager is that they give 100 per cent, and that's all I'm asking of the Ipswich players.

"If they're okay with that they will enjoy working with me, if not it will be a very brief relationship."

Photos from the Press Conference can be found by clicking here.