Roy Keane emerging as strong candidate for Salford City job

Roy Keane was spotted watching Salford City’s game against Tranmere at the weekend sat alongside his former Manchester United team-mates Gary Neville and Paul Scholes.

The club parted company with manager Graham Alexander soon after and that saw the rumour mill go into overdrive.

Salford City co-owner Scholes has been put in temporary charge of first team matters for now (via Irish Times), but it sounds like Keane could be on his way to take the role on a permanent basis.

The former United and Republic of Ireland captain has not been been a first-team manager for the last nine-years. His jobs have mostly consisted of assistant roles, second to Martin O’Neill at Aston Villa, Nottingham Forrest and his country.

Someone like Keane, who has had many public fallouts in the past, is bound to find it difficult to get work but Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville view the legendary midfielder in a different light, according to Kevin Palmer in the Irish Independent.

While it would be a shock move for Keane, he might argue it’s the perfect opportunity for him to come back as a first-team manager.

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