Skip to content

Martin O'Neill speaks on Roy Keane's departure from the Villa assistant job

The Ireland boss suggested the Corkonian’s need for more “family time” was a factor behind the decision.
Nov 28th 2014, 5:43 PM 5,507 7

IRELAND MANAGER MARTIN O’Neill has spoken on Roy Keane’s departure from the Aston Villa assistant job.

The Ireland boss says he discussed the issue with Keane during the last international get-together but denies he had any problem with the Corkonian combining the roles.

He also suggested Keane’s desire for more “family time” was one factor behind the decision.

Keane earlier announced that he would be stepping down from his position at Villa only 151 days after taking up the job, saying: “Ultimately, my roles with Villa and Ireland, and combining my commitment to these, has become too much.”

Source: Football Association of Ireland/Vimeo

Five questions to be considered before this weekend’s Premier League action>

Which 3 midfielders would you select from the FIFPro/FIFA shortlist?>

Send a tip to the author

Paul Fennessy


    Back to top