Roy Keane Being Lined Up For Surprise Managerial Job
Roy Keane's managerial career hasn't exactly set the world alight but he has looked more comfortable in the assistant managers role. Now though one nation are taking a look at making him their team's manager.
First of all can we head up to the top of this page and consider what Roy Keane's reaction to a footballer with his own hair cut would have been.
The former Manchester United captain had a relatively short and rather ineffective managerial career, even if it did start pretty well with Sunderland in the Championship.
Keane the manager hasn't been as successful as Keane the footballer. Image: PA
Keane rescued the Black Cats from the lower reaches of the second tier to winning the league and getting promoted extremely convincingly in his first season in the dugout.
However soon enough he was just another manager who couldn't do anything particularly useful with the north east side in the Premier League, a run David Moyes put an end to in the wrong way.
After a failed period at Ipswich the 45 year-old moved into an assistant role at Aston Villa and then with the Irish national team.
As reported by Israeli newspaper ONE the chairman of the country's football association is considering replacing the team's manager with Keane ahead of the 2020 Euro qualifiers.
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Keane has been working with Martin O'Neill in the Ireland set up. Image: PA
The report said, "Ofer Eini, chairman of the Israel Football Association, is considering the possibility of appointing Roy Keane as coach of the Israeli national team.
"Eini is backing coach Elisha Levy, but is not happy with the way the team looks and is considering replacing Elisha at the end of the campaign with the former player, who currently serves as assistant coach of the Ireland national team."
Israel lost to Spain in a qualifier in March. Image: PA
Israel can't quality for the World Cup in Russia next year, sitting behind Spain, Italy and Albania in their group, so have turned attention to the competition spread throughout Europe in three years time.
It's fair to say it would be a pretty random appointment but the thought of Keane eating houmous, visiting the Kotel and avoiding questions about a two state solution make me want it to happen.
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