Keane rules out Man United return

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has ruled out a return to the club as part of the management team, according to Sky Sports.

The 42-year-old is currently the Republic of Ireland assistant manager but has been linked with a return to a key role on the Manchester United staff.

Louis van Gaal is currently the favourite to succeed David Moyes at Old Trafford but Keane has already ruled himself out of the running despite admitted he would like a return to management.

“People keep asking me, ironically, about other jobs. I have got a job and I am very happy in my job,” said Keane.

“In my quiet moments, I obviously want to go back into being a manager myself.”

“I was at a match on Friday night, I was at a match on Saturday and I am up in the stand thinking, ‘I would love to have a team’.

“And then I’ll get back in my car and I spoke to Martin, I think it was on Saturday night, and then I am thinking obviously I am delighted to be working with Martin and [goalkeeping coach] Seamus [McDonagh] and the other staff, so you have to be careful what you wish for.

“I am just really appreciating the opportunity I have at the moment. What happens further down the road…”

Keane left United in 2005 after falling out with the current manager Sir Alex Ferguson and has said that he is unlikely to speak to his former boss again.

“No, I am not sure. Probably not. But look, I have said that about other people,” added Keane.

“Football is a funny old game and you get clashes of personality sometimes, but it’s something that’s not on my mind at the moment, to be honest with you, whether it be good or bad.”

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