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Deal Close: Former Reading FC coach set to take over as the new Colchester United boss

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Former Reading coach Kevin Keen is on the verge of being appointed as the Colchester United manager, according to BBC Sport

Kevin Keen is set to be appointed Colchester manager

Kevin Keen is set to be appointed Colchester manager

The club have been without a manager for over a month since Tony Humes stood down on the 26th November.

The U’s Under-18 manager Wayne Brown took caretaker charge of the club at the start of December, but now it appears that Keen will take over the permanent reins at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Notably, Keen was seen at Spotland on Saturday sitting next to the Colchester chairman Robbie Cowling as the U’s lost 3-1 to Rochdale – a result which saw them go to the bottom of the division.

Keen was recently an assistant manager to Steve Clarke at Reading, until the two were axed earlier this month. The 48-year-old was also the first team coach at Liverpool, while Kenny Dalglish was in charge between 2011 and 2012.

The League One side have lost seven consecutive games and have won just once in their last ten.

The Colchester fans have had nothing to cheer about this season, but the imminent appointment of the experienced Keen could be solution to Colchester United’s on field problems.

It is expected that the former West Ham midfielder Keen will be officially appointed the new Colchester boss early next week.

Colchester fans… Can Keen turn around your season? Is the right man to inject some confidence in the side? Let us know in your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


Multimedia reporter for William Reed Business Media in Crawley. Looking to eventually become a sports journalist. Contact: ashley.g.williams@hotmail.co.uk Twitter: @AshleyGWill

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