Ipswich boss unhappy at parachute payments

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Ipswich manager Roy Keane believes the changes in parachute payments will make the task of achieving promotion even harder for his side.

The Premier League recently voted to increase the parachute payments for clubs suffering relegation out of the top flight to a potential £48million spread over four years, rather than the current £32million over two seasons.

And Keane said: "It's going to be very, very difficult. I'd like to know what clubs voted for that. The bottom three must have definitely voted for it, so it's going to be extra hard I have to say."

He added: "You look at the teams that have gone up this year. Obviously West Brom came down, and Newcastle, so they'll always be strong anyway, but now they are given these extra few years and the extra money, so the longer you are out of the Premiership, its just going to get tougher and tougher.

"It's not just Ipswich, but it applies to all the other clubs who have been in the Championship for a long time.

"But that's why we do it, because it's the challenge - can we do it?"

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