Roy Keane

Where is Roy Keane now?

A legend of the Premier League, former Manchester United captain Roy Keane called time on his career in 2006 after a short spell in Scotland with Celtic.

During his playing career Keane won a significant number of trophies including seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the UEFA Champions League and also the Scottish Premier League.

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It was widely thought that Keane would go into the coaching side of the game once his career was over and in August 2006 he joined Championship side Sunderland as manager.

Keane enjoyed success at Sunderland winning the Championship title in his first season. However, his time in the Premier League proved to be a much tougher task with a relegation battle in his first season and inconsistent form during his second season.

After two years at the club Keane resigned citing differences with their major shareholder Ellis Short and chairman Niall Quinn.

Keane wasn’t out of football management for long and joined Ipswich Town as their new manager in April 2009 with a remit to get the side back up to the Premier League.

Unfortunately his Ipswich side struggled on the pitch and never gained enough momentum to push for a promotion challenge and Keane was sacked in 2011.

In October 2014 Keane released his second autobiography called The Second Half which, true to form, contained a no holds barred account of his footballing life.

In November 2013 Keane was back in management when he was asked by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill to join his coaching staff as assistant manager.

In July 2014 Keane was appointed as assistant manager to Paul Lambert at Aston Villa, combining the role with his existing Irish one.

The dual role that Keane had taken on didn’t work and he left Aston Villa as he was unable to juggle his responsibilities for both club and country.

Now working solely with the Republic of Ireland national team, Keane and O’Neill had a successful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign finishing third in a tough group and beating Bosnia in the play-offs.

The team had a good Euro 2016 tournament beating Italy to qualify from their group but went out in the second round to hosts France.

Alongside his coaching work with Ireland, Keane regularly appears as a pundit on ITV’s football coverage of Champions League football and has gained massive popularity from his “harsh but fair” analysis of games.

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Roy Keane: Premier League Statistics

NationalityIrish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances366
Goals39
Yellow Cards69
Red Cards7
Premier League Teams Played forNottingham Forest, Manchester United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com