Keane refuses to rule out return to management

Former Sunderland and Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane has refused to rule out moving back into football management, despite his successful punditry career.

Keane is working for ITV as a pundit on some of the FA Cup and Champions League fixtures and has shown his tough-talking, no-nonsense style once again. The former Republic of Ireland captain spent two years with Sunderland before standing down as manager, citing differences between the club’s owners as the factors in his decision.

The 40 year old then moved to Championship side Ipswich Town, but more inconsistent performances and a poor run of form culminated in Keane’s sacking from Portman Road. Keane has refused to leave behind football management and believes that with football being in his blood, the task of managing a club is something he enjoys.

‘Football is very much in my blood and I have to say the idea of football management is something that I enjoy. But I really do not know until that call comes. If I see vacancies available and I think I can do something for the club, like everybody else, I will put my CV in for it. I think you have to be open-minded when you are a coach or a manager; it is a worldwide game now’, Keane said.

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