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Reports: Robbie Keane In Contention For Upcoming Irish Football Job

Reports: Robbie Keane In Contention For Upcoming Irish Football Job
By Maurice Brosnan Updated

Former Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane could be set for a sensational move into Irish football to link up with the Irish U21s.

There have been several reports that Noel King is set to leave the role with FAI boss John Delaney confirming an announcement can be expected next week. Today, the Irish Independent report that Robbie Keane has been linked with a role in the new set-up.

It comes a week after the Irish Sun also reported that the FAI are finalising a new set-up in which Keane could be involved.

Keane's most recent football involvement was in the Indian Super League with ATK as player-manager. The 38-year-old announced he was taking time to consider his options earlier this year.

The former Spurs striker has spoken openly about his desire to progress into management and has secured his coaching badges. He retired from international football in 2016 yet has not yet officially retired from professional football. The Ireland U21s failed to qualify for the next U21 European Championships.

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