Having had two coaching jobs for much of 2019, Robbie Keane suddenly found himself without a position in recent months.
The former Ireland striker had been part of Mick McCarthy's coaching staff with the Irish international team, juggling that role with his position as Jonathan Woodgate's assistant manager at Middlesbrough.
Both of those managers would go on to lose their jobs, with Keane also following them out the door. The next step in his career seemed uncertain, but Keane had indicated he was hungry to get back into coaching as quick as possible.
It appears he could now be set for a role at one of his former clubs.
Spurs are set to part company with Ricardo Formosinho, who had acted as tactical analyst under Jose Mourinho. He will take up a head coaching role elsewhere.
No announcement has been made as to who will replace him, but Jose Mourinho has revealed that it will be somebody who has 'a history and connection with the club'.
According to the Evening Standard's Dan Kilpatrick, that could well be Robbie Keane.
Mason and Robbie Keane are my best guesses at this point!
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) July 24, 2020
Jose Mourinho just confirmed to me that Spurs coach Ricardo Formosinho is leaving to become a head coach elsewhere. He said someone connected with Tottenham is set to take over and join his coaching staff for next season. The deal is done and just needs to be announced.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) July 24, 2020
This would be a great move for Keane should it come to fruition.
He would be given the opportunity to learn under one of the game's most successful managers, and at a major club. It would no doubt be a huge step on his own journey to eventually becoming a manager in his own right.
This would also mean Keane would be working with Troy Parrott on a daily basis, a prospect sure to excite all Ireland supporters.