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Report: Roy Keane Can Remain As Ireland Assistant Manager If He Gets The Celtic Job

Report: Roy Keane Can Remain As Ireland Assistant Manager If He Gets The Celtic Job
By Paul Ring Updated

Roy Keane can stay on as assistant manager of Ireland even if he is appointed the manager of Celtic according to a report in today's Sunday Times. The ever reliable Paul Rowan quotes a "highly placed source close to the FAI leadership" as saying that not only is the Celtic appointment imminent, Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond and FAI chief executive John Delaney are happy for Keane to job share.

Intriguingly though, the source goes on to say that Martin O'Neill will have to agree on the arrangement and harbors some doubts as to whether or not Keane is capable of juggling both jobs.

“He’ll be staying on as assistant manager with O’Neill and he will be able to do both. That is if O’Neill is cool about it.

The article also states that should Keane be appointed Celtic manager, he will not be part of ITV's World Cup coverage this summer and will stay in Glasgow to prepare Celtic for their Champions League qualifier.

In the aftermath of Ireland's 0-0 draw with Italy in London, Martin O'Neill said Keane's future will be resolved by Wednesday.

There's a lot happening in Roy's life right now.

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