Ipswich legend Mariner delighted with Keane appointment

Paul Mariner is delighted to see Roy Keane in charge of Ipswich Town.

Paul Mariner is delighted to see Roy Keane in charge of Ipswich Town.

Mariner, who scored nearly 100 league goals for Ipswich during eight years at the club between 1976 and 1984, said: "It is absolutely one of the best jobs in the country. There will not be a better opportunity outside of the top flight.

"The new owners want to take the club places. I would think that the club already have a top-three finish in mind.

"There will be money to spend and you need a couple of players in your squad who are difference makers at that level. Whether that's a striker or a defender there are a few who can turn draws into wins.

"It's all about squad depth now, be it at the top of the Premier League or the top of the Championship."

Mariner, 55, has been assistant manager of MLS side New England Revolution for the last six years but still keeps a close eye on events at Portman Road.

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