Roy Keane has emerged as a surprise contender for a managerial vacancy, according to stunning reports.
It's claimed that the 50-year-old has emerged as a potential successor to Shaun Maloney as Hibernian manager.
Former Aston Villa and Wigan player Maloney was sacked earlier this week after just four months in charge.
The report adds that Keane has discussed the post with his friends, but will be wary of what happened to Jack Ross and Maloney.
Keane hasn't been in full control of a team since 2011 when he was in charge of Ipswich Town.
He has, though, had assistant roles at Republic of Ireland, Villa and Nottingham Forest.
The ex-Celtic man has kept himself busy with punditry roles at Sky Sports and ITV.
Speaking on a SPORTbible video last week, Keane played down returning to management.
Asked by Jamie Carragher if he feels like a 'manager doing punditry', the former Sunderland boss said: "I did up til recently, but I almost feel recently, I think, those days are over for me now, going back into management.
"I really feel like that. I'm 50 now, I'm doing the TV. Obviously, I'm labelled as more of a pundit now.
"But no, no, I feel I'm getting my head round it. It's maybe more of a head job that is the role for me and over the next few years, I think I can't see a club really giving me a real good opportunity to get back into it.
"But I don't mind that either. I'm not fearful of going, #Well, you might do the TV for the next two or three years.'
"I'm fine with that, because I do count my blessings, because I know, as you know, there's a lot of ex-players looking to get back into it, and yeah, I'm okay with that."
Will Keane return to management? Watch this space.
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