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Roy Keane eyeing a return to club management

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 11/10/2018 Paul O'Hehir
Roy Keane wearing a green shirt: Republic of Ireland Assistant Manager Roy Keane © INPHO/Bryan Keane Republic of Ireland Assistant Manager Roy Keane

Roy Keane fancies a return to club management ‘soon’ - providing the challenge ‘rocks his boat’.

But the Ireland assistant admits he is unlikely to land a Premier League job and expects his next role to be in the Championship.

Keane got Sunderland promoted from the second tier but his stint at Ipswich Town was a disappointment.

He is under contract with the FAI until the end of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

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But he and Martin O’Neill could be under pressure if this Nations League double-header against Denmark and Wales goes badly.

Keane said: “This idea I’d be looking at a club and thinking 'I fancy that one', I don't work that way, I don't network.

“I just focus on the job in hand and that's a big one with Ireland.

“But hopefully soon I’d like to become a manager again but we'll see what happens. It's just getting that offer and challenge that will rock my boat.

“I'd be realistic, it’s hardly going to be a Premiership offer, realistically in the Championship but there are a lot of brilliant clubs in the Championship.”

Keane continued: “There’s no doubt in my mind that I could go in there and get a club promoted with the right support.

“It would depend on the club and the people involved.”

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