Roy Keane is targeting a return to club management. Please lord, let it be so.
Keane has been assistant to Martin O’Neill at the Republic of Ireland for five years, but is starting to consider branching out on his own again.
The 47-year-old has previously been in charge of both Sunderland and Ipswich, earning promotion with the former in his first season as a manager.
He has not coached at club level since 2011, but is eyeing a return at some point in the future. He presumably won’t be calling any of his players a “f***ing pr*ck”.
“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,” said Keane.
“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.
“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.”