Skip to content

Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership

Become A Member
Have we seen the last of Keane and O'Neill together with Ireland?
Have we seen the last of Keane and O'Neill together with Ireland?
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Roy Keane could follow O'Neill to Stoke if Ireland boss takes Premier League job

It’s believed the former Sunderland boss will join O’Neill in the Premier League, if he takes over at Stoke.
Jan 11th 2018, 10:42 AM 6,383 23

ROY KEANE IS likely to follow Martin O’Neill to Stoke City if the Ireland boss takes charge of the Premier League strugglers.

O’Neill has yet to sign his new Ireland deal, but has a verbal agreement in place with the FAI to remain in charge through Euro 2020.

However, he has been strongly linked this week with a move to Stoke following the Potters’ decision to sack Mark Hughes after just five wins in 22 league games.

And now both the Irish Independent and Irish Examiner are reporting Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane is likely to join O’Neill if he moves to England.

It’s also believed that the club held talks with the 65-year-old last night and that he could be announced as soon as tomorrow.

The42 has contacted the FAI for a statement on the situation but has yet to receive a reply.

O’Neill took over as Ireland boss in November 2013 and, along with Keane, helped guide Ireland to the last-16 of Euro 2016.

They also guided the squad to a World Cup play-off with Denmark before losing at home in November to miss out on qualification for Russia 2018.

The42 has just published its first book, Behind The Lines, a collection of some of the year’s best sports stories. Pick up your copy in Eason’s, or order it here today (€10):

Send a tip to the author

The42 Team


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a comment

    cancel reply
    Back to top