Keane admits desire to return to club management

Date published: Wednesday 18th November 2015 11:14

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Roy Keane wants to return to club management but the Republic of Ireland assistant boss will remain in his current role for Euro 2016.

The Republic secured their place at the European Championship finals in France by completing a 3-1 aggregate win over Bosnia in Dublin on MOnday evening.

Manager Martin O’Neill said the move to appoint Keane as his assistant was “as good a decision as I’ve made in quite some time,” labelling the former midfielder’s contribution as “absolutely enormous”.

But Keane admits he retains ambitions of returning to club management, having bossed Sunderland and Ipswich previously.

He said: “I’m going to meet with Martin over the next couple of weeks. He knows that I still have that ambition to get back into club management.

“I’m not really one for networking or applying for jobs, but I’m enjoying my role here. I certainly want to stay on for the Euros, then we’ll play it by ear.

“I’m planning to meet the manager just to have a chat, to see where he stands, but I think that Martin knows I have that ambition to get back in the ring. Stuff has come up, but I’ve always been very focused on the job. We’ll have a look at that again in the next couple of months.

“Will this get me back in the window? I don’t know, but I’m loving my role with Ireland. It’s been everything I hoped it would be and I’ve been learning a lot from Martin.”

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    Ian Watson
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    Roy Keane wants to return to club management but the Republic of Ireland assistant boss will remain in his current role for Euro 2016.

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    nine nine nine
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    Be interesting to see where Roy Keane might pop up he has the passion and the know how to be a Manager but he can’t be an easy Manager to play for or indeed for a Chairman or his Board to control.

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    whoisbeni
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    Think he makes a better nr2. I imagine he is too inconsistent and volatile to be the main man.

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    Keane is a dinosaur who cant adapt to modern days of football, not only in tactics, but culturally as well. If he were Arsenal manager, he would ban selfies and would likely yell at the players saying how ‘back in my day’ we never took selfies. It would be as silly as David Moyes taking hot chips off the menu at Man United. Why did Moyes do that? To show he was boss? The players knew Moyes was boss, yet subsequently the players only resented Moyes for taking a petulant position to reaffirm authority the players never questioned in the first place.

    The best managers work with the players, not engage in a struggle to reaffirm a position of authority over the players. I think Keane buys into his hard man image so much that it will prevent him from ever lightening up and allowing his players to enjoy themselves.

    I reckon he is a terrible manager

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    I certainly agree with those who say Keane is not a good manager. I can’t see any big club giving him a chance. He’ll be floating about in the Championship at best, unless a relegation threatened team gets really desperate.

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