Date: 6th April 2011 at 4:31pm
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Roy Keane Melbourne

Keano's remaining tight-lipped over the Melbourne job

United legend Roy Keane is set for a return to management with Australian side Melbourne Victory according to a report in the Daily Mail.

While I’m loathe to believe anything that hatred stirring right-wing propaganda rag publishes, if by some miracle there was truth to the story then it would be something of a surprise to say the least.

“Roy Keane is set for a shock return to management with Australian side Melbourne Victory.

“Keane has been out of work since January when he was sacked by Ipswich after his 20 months in charge failed to ignite a Premier League promotion challenge.

“Sportsmail understands the Manchester United and Republic of Ireland legend is currently in Melbourne finalising the details of his contract.”

Melbourne Victory are a club in Australia’s A-league and have led the way in attendances over the years- last season’s average was 15, 234 which although low for the club was still the nation’s highest.

There’s no doubt the climate would be great and it will give Keane a chance to get back to a job he obviously wants to do, but does managing an Australian ‘soccer’ club offer any real career advantages. Even if Keane’s time there is a success, is he likely to be offered a top club job in this country on the back of it? It’s doubtful to say the least.

Although Keane’s time at Ipswich was a disappointment his achievements as a player, as well as his early success at Sunderland, should enable him to find something a tad more challenging than the Australian league.

Personally I’d like to see Keano become a pundit -check out arguably the greatest assessment ever of an England side.

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