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“Exactly what’s needed…” Roy Keane bizarrely tipped to become Manchester United’s manager



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One former Manchester United striker has named Roy Keane as the ideal candidate to become the Red Devils’ next manager.

As speculation surrounds Erik ten Hag’s future at the club, several names have been touted to succeed the Dutchman at the club.

Keane, who has been highly critical of several United players so far this season, has not been linked with the job in any capacity.

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As of the time of writing, the odds on the former Red Devils’ captain becoming the next head coach of the club stands at 175/1 with PaddyPower.

Despite this, Giuseppe Rossi, who made fourteen senior appearances for United under then-manager Sir Alex Ferguson has explained how having Keane as manager would be “great” for the club.

 “When I think about potentially having Roy Keane as manager at Old Trafford, that sounds like it could be really great,” Rossi told DAZN. “It would be something very cool.”

‘The club should definitely think about it if they have a change in management. A man who is a legend of the club and helped build their culture, that’s exactly what is needed.

“Maybe some of the players that are not playing for the shirt would understand it more.

“Maybe you need someone to go into Manchester United and clean the house, so to speak, and build from there. It could be a great situation.”

Managerial hiatus

Keane, whose last job in club management was over a decade ago at Ipswich, had moderate success during his time working as a manager.

In 2006/07, Keane would lead Sunderland to the Championship title, with Keane winning the Championship Manager of the Year in the process.

Aside from his management time, Keane has also worked as assistant manager at Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and the Ireland National Team.

Regardless of his relative managerial success, it has now been over thirteen years since Keane was last the head coach of a football club. With this, Keane had suggested that he may wish to stay out of the managerial hot seat for the rest of his career.

Speaking on the Stick to Football podcast earlier this year, Keane had commented that he was, “Swaying towards not going back into management.” Adding that “I just think it’s not worth the hassle and people constantly disrespect you.”