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Roy Keane 'could make a stunning return to management with Salford'

Roy Keane ‘could make a stunning return to management with Salford’ as the Class of 92 weigh up installing their ferocious former Manchester United team-mate as manager of the League Two club

  • Roy Keane is the leading candidate to become the next Salford manager 
  • The club are looking for a new boss after sacking Graham Alexander
  • Keane was in attendance for the club’s 2-2 draw with Tranmere on Saturday
  • The former Republic of Ireland coach has been looking to return to management 

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has emerged as the leading candidate to become the next Salford manager after Graham Alexander was sacked on Monday. 

Keane was in attendance for the club’s 2-2 draw with Tranmere on Saturday, which proved to be Alexander’s final game in charge, and was sat alongside co-owners Gary Neville and Paul Scholes. 

The Mirror report that Keane has been looking to get back into management after working as assistant to Martin O’Neill for the Republic of Ireland between 2013 and 2018.

Roy Keane has emerged as the leading candidate to become the next Salford manager

Keane was sat with Gary Neville and Paul Scholes for the club’s 2-2 draw with Tranmere

Scholes, co-owner of the club with former team-mates Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Nicky Butt, has been put in temporary charge and will be in the dugout for the trip to Port Vale this weekend. 

Alexander led Salford to promotion to League 2 in his first season in 2018-2019. He leaves the club in fifth place, having gone unbeaten in the first five games.

Keane, who is currently working as a pundit for Sky Sports, has previously managed Sunderland and Ipswich and also had spells as coach at Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

Keane would be working under his former United team-mates should he be appointed as boss

He guided Sunderland to promotion from the Championship in 2007 and was named manager of the year before he resigned in 2008. 

The ex-United captain was a fiery character on the pitch and has carried that personality into his work as a manager and pundit.

Should he take charge at Salford he would be working under his former United team-mates.




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