Speculation surrounding Roy Keane and his possible appointment as assistant manager to Paul Lambert at Aston Villa continues apace at the moment.
Following the earlier announcements that we were apparently interested in him, and the suggestion that talks had already been had following his decision to rule himself out of the Celtic job, it’s now being reported that he has quit his pundit role on ITV.
With suggestions that he ruled out Celtic because he wants to continue as assistant to former Villa manager Martin O’Neill with the Republic of Ireland, if this move turns out to be true it certainly fans the flames when it comes to him potentially joining us.
The Guardian carry quotes from an ITV source who has said.
‘Roy has been a tremendous part of our pundit team in recent years, but we fully understand his decision to concentrate wholly on his coaching. We wish him every success for the future.’
Now his pundit role certainly didn’t affect his international role, and the choice of words saying to ‘concentrate’ on coaching, has to imply really he’s looking to get back into club life – the question is in what capacity and with who.
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