Martin O'Neill told Talksport yesterday that Roy Keane could one day manage his country in a move that would possibly make all other news in Ireland obsolete for the duration of his tenure. When asked if Keane could be the man at the other end of a Tony O'Donoghue grilling one day, O'Neill said:
I don't see why not. I'm sure that these sort of experiences will stand him in really good stead.
"I think that his experience at Ipswich probably knocked him back a bit, upset him a little bit, and there are things in hindsight you might do differently.
"But I've no doubt he's very, very capable and that he will be a manager both at club level and international level in the not too distant future.
So what say you? Is Roy moving up to the manager's seat an inevitable succession plan that will ensure continuity or would it be an unmitigated disaster?