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You Might Be Extremely Disappointed By Roy Keane's Rumoured ITV Replacement

You Might Be Extremely Disappointed By Roy Keane's Rumoured ITV Replacement
By Paul O'Hara Updated

Yesterday, Roy Keane announced that he would not be part of ITV's World Cup punditry squad because he intends to focus on his coaching commitments - even though Martin O'Neill will be working for the broadcaster in Brazil. Keane is likely to take the assistant manager's position at Aston Villa while staying on as Ireland number two.

Meanwhile, the Telegraph have reported this morning that John Terry is the bookies' favourite to replace the Corkman in the ITV studio. Yes, what the fuck indeed.

Now, I know John Terry is pretty unpopular as it is, but surely a decision to replace Keane with any current player will lower the controversy quotient by a significant amount.

While we won't be holding out for fireworks or the sight of Adrian Chiles cowering under the desk after a particularly asinine question, Terry has done it all in the club game so maybe he'll be an erudite and measured observer of the modern game, in a way that only a current top-level professional can be.

England boss Roy Hodgson resisted calls to take Terry, 33, to Brazil despite being retired from international football since 2012. He earned a one-year extension to his contract at Stamford Bridge this summer.

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