This has been a big week for the duo of Martin O’ Neill and Roy Keane as they joined together to manage the Republic of Ireland national team hoping to bring the squad into new heights.
Talking about the recent partnership O’Neill said with a smile: “Well, I think I’m the bad cop and he’s the bad, bad cop.
“We’re excited by it. It looks like we’ve something to go with. I’m looking forward to it greatly.”
Keane added: “It’s fantastic news. I’m honored that Martin has asked me to come and help him with the team.
“I’m honored that Martin has asked me to go and help with the team. I’m very excited. I might not look it, but I am. I look forward to working with the players and trying to get to the Euros.”
It was later revealed that O’Neill had originally asked Keane to become his assistant and the partnership has received nothing but praise and lifted the expectations of the future of Irish football.
The combination of O’Neill’s analytical mind and the perseverance of not losing of Roy Keane may just need that the Irish squad is in need at the moment.
Keane was sacked when he was coaching Ipswich back in 2011 but turned things around when he went to coach Sunderland as he had a successful time with the English club.
The Irish national team is going through tough time as they failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup which ended up with their manager Giovanni Trapattoni being taken off from his position in September and now O’Neill will take charge alongside Keane as they are expected to be unveiled in a press conference on Saturday.
Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane, who is currently looking for a return to football management, has stated that David Moyes will do a good job at his former club. Moyes was recently appointed as the successor for Sir Alex Ferguson, who stepped down from his role after more than 25 years in charge of the club. During this time, he transformed Manchester United into one of the most successful clubs in the world by winning numerous titles domestically and internationally. There has been scepticism about Moyes and his ability to continue winning with United.
This is because Moyes is yet to win a major trophy in his career despite being in charge of a club like Everton for the last 11 years. Keane, who has had a couple of management jobs in his career, has backed the Scot to deliver the goods at Old Trafford. Keane successfully managed to get Sunderland promoted into the top flight in 2007. He was in charge of the north-east club for two years before getting the sack. His last job was at Ipswich Town in the Championship where he spent two years time to get the club promoted into the Premier league.
He has been out of work since 2011. He backed Moyes on his Twitter account.
“I think Moyes is going to do a good job. A lot of people are apprehensive over signings, but I think people have to trust him. I would expect two or three new players to come into the club in the next few weeks, and at least one will be a central midfielder. If a player wants to leave a club, wants a new challenge, whether he’s at Utd or anywhere and the club get a good offer, let him go,” said Keane about a number of issues at his former club.