Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has emerged as a potential candidate to become the new Sheffield Wednesday manager.
Keane, whose currently working as TV pundit for Sky Sports, has been out of work since leaving his role as Nottingham Forest’s assistant manager in June 2019, which came following a four-year spell with the Republic of Ireland and a brief stint as Paul Lambert’s assistant at Aston Villa.
The 49-year-old hasn’t managed since his departure from Ipswich Town back in 2011 – with his only other experience in the dugout coming between 2006 and 2008 when the ex-United captain took the Black Cats back into the Premier League following their Championship-winning season.
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Whilst Paul Cook remains as the clear favourite to replace Tony Pulis, who was sacked late last month, Keane does appear in the running to be named the new Owls boss – with Sky Bet having the Irishman as second favourite.
Here’s how the Hillsborough faithful have been reacting on Twitter to Keane’s name being thrown into the ring:
Wouldn’t mind this but cooks the first choice https://t.co/L0xt9ZaT1i
— Danny (@Dannysmith1867) January 12, 2021
Funny thing is I sort of wouldn't mind that
— Eggy 🥚 (@YOLO8976) January 12, 2021
He wouldn’t last 5 minutes with Chansiri.
— Duchess (@PistolPete1867) January 12, 2021
He sacked Pulis because they clashed no chance he appoints Keane
— DT (@dtrdtr1234) January 12, 2021
Him with Barton as the assistant. Dream team 😎
— Ben Storr (@benstorr) January 12, 2021
— Matt (@Matt71042092) January 12, 2021
— ᴍ ᴋ ʀ ⚡️ (@mxkr12) January 12, 2021
He’d kill chansiri
— Bailey (@Bailey94435392) January 12, 2021
No super Player Roy was But I don't think he's what we need ( I want Cook.
He's got to get this one Right https://t.co/RYKhV7hCdy
— Mark Pitsmoor OWL (@Markmoorhouse2) January 12, 2021