Derby County have dismissed the contract of Ireland international centre half Richard Keogh. It was following gross misconduct a disciplinary hearing at the club has revealed. He basically was let go and sacked by the club and will now be on the lookout for a new club.
Keogh suffered a knee injury when he was involved in a serious road accident. His teammates Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett on the 24th of September this year as reported on our website SportsNewsIreland.
A statement was released by the club on Wednesday evening in which it noted the disciplinary had taken place. The statement read, “As a result of that process, Mr Keogh has had his contract terminated with immediate effect for gross misconduct”. Derby County.
The Guardian in the United Kingdom reported on Wednesday that Keogh was told he could see out his contract with ends next summer. However, the condition was that he took a pay cut to remain at the club. The club remained that they were in the right sticking to their ethos and continued in the statement., “As we have said from the outset, the club will not tolerate any of its players or staff behaving in a manner which puts themselves, their colleagues, and members of the general public at risk of injury or worse, or which brings the club into disrepute”.
The statement however did note that Keogh has the right to appeal the judgement in the next 14 days. However, I doubt he will. The club statement said “The club will be making no further comment at this time regards this matter”.
Keogh has been ever present in the Derby defence making over 300 appearances from the Rams. He has also played for Coventry City, Carlisle and Cheltenham in the past. It has yet to be confirmed whether he will appeal the decision or not.