Aviva Stadium

Next Game

Rep Ire v England

Sunday, 07 June 2015, 20:00

International Match

Aviva Stadium

Last Game

Rep Ire 1 - 1 Poland

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group D

Keane may not manage again

Roy Keane concedes he could lack the skills required to be a top manager and hinted he may never return to the dugout.

Last Updated: 28/09/13 at 12:49 Post Comment

Roy Keane: Has hinted he may never be a manager again

Roy Keane: Has hinted he may never be a manager again

The former Manchester United captain looked set for a promising career in management when he guided Sunderland from the lower reaches of the Championship to the 2006/07 title in his first season as a boss.

However, despite a promising first season back in the top flight Keane was sacked in December 2008 with the Black Cats languishing in the relegation zone.

The 42-year-old then had a spell as Ipswich Town boss between 2009 and 2011 but has not taken a job since.

That has not stopped Keane from being linked with the Republic of Ireland job following Giovanni Trapattoni's departure earlier this month.

Despite the rumours, Keane insists he has not had any contact with the Football Association of Ireland over the position and hinted his time as a manager may already be over.

"First of all, nobody has approached me about the job and secondly I do not know if I will ever return to management," said Keane.

"I loved my time at Sunderland and had a bad experience at Ipswich. But when I look at the pressures associated with football management, I ask myself do I really need it?

"Football management is a 24-hour task and maybe I am missing certain skills ever to be a successful boss."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Marouane Fellaini: I never lost my quality during first Man Utd season

Marouane Fellaini has taken a swipe at his critics, saying his fruitful time at Everton was "quickly forgotten".

Everton 3-0 Manchester United: Louis van Gaal's side suffer second straight Premier League defeat

Everton beat Manchester United 3-0 at Goodison Park to inflict a second straight Premier League loss on Louis van Gaal's side.

Oscar concern for Chelsea as he suffers possible concussion

Chelsea forward Oscar has suffered a possible concussion, according to his manager Jose Mourinho.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company