Cook was appointed as manager of the Tractor Boys in March as Paul Lambert left the club after a series of disappointing results.

 

The Blues boss did not manage to get his side into the playoff spots as Ipswich ultimately finished ninth in the League One table, a few places below where they were when he had taken charge of the club

 

 

Keeley complemented Cook on his devotion to the game as well as his brand of attacking football.

 

He added that he believes Cook will help the Tractor Boys achieve their objectives and explained that he is relishing the opportunity to work with him.

 

 

Speaking to Ipswich Town’s official site, Keeley said: “He’s a proper football manager.

 

“He loves the game, he loves to see his teams playing attacking football and Ipswich is a massive club.

 

 

“Like I said, I’ve just got a good feeling we are going to achieve something here.

 

“It’s a really exciting opportunity.”

 

Keeley is a former goalkeeper and has worked with Cook previously during his time at Portsmouth.

 

He will be hoping to aid the Blues’ side in the upcoming campaign as they prepare for a promotion push.