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Izzet targets vacant Colchester United manager's job

Kem Izzet left Colchester United in 2013. Credit: PA

Former Colchester United midfielder Kem Izzet has confirmed he has applied for the vacant manager's job at the club.

Former boss Kevin Keen stood down from his role yesterday following talks with chairman Robbie Cowling.

Assistant manager David Wright will take charge of the U's remaining two games of the season.

35-year-old Izzet made over 400 appearances for the club and took to Twitter last night to declare his interest.

To add further fuel to the fire, he left Suffolk non-league side Needham Market this afternoon.

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Colchester United manager Kevin Keen stands down

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen has left the club. Credit: PA

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen has left the club with immediate effect.

The former Liverpool coach only took over in December and wasn't able to prevent the U's from being relegated to League Two for the first time in 18 years.

Following a meeting with chairman Robbie Cowling, he has now decided to leave.

David Wright will take charge of the remaining two games of the current season.

Keen's last game was a 3-0 defeat to Burton Albion.

After a meeting with the owner, Robbie Cowling over the future direction of the club, Kevin Keen has decided to leave Colchester United with immediate effect.

Kevin has worked tirelessly to try and turn around the fortunes of the club this season.

We wish Kevin all the best in his future career.

– Colchester United statement

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Colchester United bring in West Ham defender on loan

Leo Chambers (right) has joined Colchester United. Credit: PA

Colchester United have signed West Ham defender Leo Chambers on a month's loan.

The 20-year-old has played for the Hammers first team on three occasions.

Manager Kevin Keen will be hoping he can help plug a U's defence which has already conceded 78 goals this season.

Sam Hoskins is staying at Sixfields. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Northampton Town striker Sam Hoskins has agreed a new two-and-a-half year contract at Sixfields.

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