The Ipswich Town Chief Executive Simon Clegg has recently announced that they will be stepping down from his post. He was widely acclaimed as the reason for the departure of the former Manchester United player Roy Keane from the managerial position last season. He managed to finish in 15th position Ipswich in his first season at the club, but the second season was extremely difficult for the former Sunderland manager. Ipswich struggled in the Championship throughout the season, but Keane was sacked by the club in the middle of the campaign with the club in the 19th position.
During his departure, the former Sunderland manager criticised Simon Clegg by saying that he would not have taken the job if he had met the chief executive. Now, Clegg has revealed his version of the incidents by saying that he has been made to look like a scapegoat by the former Manchester United midfielder. Clegg has been part of Ipswich Town for the last four years, and he recently announced that he will be stepping down. He also said that he has a lot of disappointments and regrets after failing to reach the objectives with Ipswich. Despite spending a lot of money, the club has been unable to challenge for promotion spot.
“I know he needed to blame someone for failing to succeed at Portman Road and he was savvy enough not to blame the owner. But he had a dig at me and fine, you take it on the chin. You need to have fairly thick skin as the chief executive at a football club,” said the former Ipswich town chief executive Clegg. “My mistake was that I agreed to take the Ipswich job before meeting their chief executive. That’s a vital role when you’re working with somebody so closely. I won’t be doing that again. Looking back now, Ipswich maybe wasn’t the right club for me,” said Keane after his sacking.
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The Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, who has been linked with a very much a club in Europe in recent weeks after a string of good performances for the Scottish team, has said that he was unable to afford football boots when he was an youngster. The 21-year-old is currently valued at around £ 15 million by his team Celtic, while many consider him to be the next Michael Essien. As a result, he has been linked with clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea in the last few months. He has also been an incredible performer for Celtic not only in the league, but also in the Champions League as well.
Yet, the midfielder has now revealed his humble upbringing when he was unable to afford a proper football boot. He has also said that the Puma football boots that he received as a youngster is one of his cherished gifts. The player currently has a sponsorship with Nike for the football boots from the American giant. Victor Wanyama was signed for just around £ 1 million by the Scottish team more than a year ago. However, he is right now valued at around £ 15 million by the other clubs, while the Celtic manager Neil Lennon says that he could be worth around £ 20 million.
“I played barefooted. I didn’t get my first pair of boots until I was about 13 or 14 – Puma ones. It’s a normal thing in Africa. Not everybody can afford the boots,” said the 21-year-old in a recent interview. Wanyama came to prominence after scoring his first goal for the club in the 2-1 win over Barcelona a few months ago. This was one of the famous victories for Celtic in the illustrious history because the current Barcelona team is widely regarded as the best team in the world.