Roy Keane is in the running for a job that we just can't see him taking
Roy Keane has always been ambitious and there is little doubt that he'd like to be managing at the very top but we don't think his most recent suitors are going to be the ones who tempt him away from his current role as Republic of Ireland assistant manager.
Reports from Israel claim that the former Manchester United captain is in the running to take the Israel job ahead of Euro 2020 qualifiers.
The 45-year-old is being considered by the Israel FA as a new possible head coach according to ONE, an Israeli media outlet.
Israeli media reporting that Roy Keane is being considered to become new national coach... could be interesting. https://t.co/zovRQjXDLb
— James Masters (@Masters_JamesD) August 8, 2017
Keane signed a contract back in September that would bring him up until the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign and given the Irishman's fondness for being close to his family, it would likely take one hell of an offer to persuade him to leave his position as Martin O'Neill's second in command to head up the Israel set-up.
"You can obviously get frustrated with what's going on outside the game like chief executives, agents etc. But the beauty with the Irish job, at least I can home in and focus on the matches and working with the players on the pitch and not get bogged down by off the field stuff," Keane recently told Newstalk.
"I'm enjoying the role but it doesn't mean to say I wouldn't obviously consider shutting any doors on myself going back to club, but I'm enjoying working with Martin, working with really good players at a good level, so I'm quite fortunate that it ticks a lot of the boxes for where I am at the moment."