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Ice ice baby? Keane in frame for Iceland post

The ex-Ipswich boss has also been replaced by his namesake Robbie at the top of a list of Ireland’s most bankable soccer stars.

Keane has been out of a job since leaving Ipswich in January.
Keane has been out of a job since leaving Ipswich in January.

ROY KEANE IS believed to be the leading contender for the soon-to-be-vacant Iceland manager’s job.

The Daily Mail reports that the ex-Sunderland boss is among the candidates who are vying for the position, along with Steve Coppell and Lars Lagerback.

Their current boss, Olafur Johannesson, is due to leave his post at the end of the month, and it is understood that Keane will watch the team’s game with Cyprus tomorrow, having already held talks with the Icelandic FA.

The Corkonian has previously had spells managing Sunderland and Ipswich, both of which ultimately ended in failure, and he has been out of a job since leaving the latter club in January.

“We can’t confirm or deny if Roy Keane is in contention for the job and there will be no further comment,” the Icelandic FA told RTE.

Meanwhile, The Sunday Times reports that Keane has been replaced by his namesake Robbie as Ireland’s most bankable soccer star, according to a survey conducted by Onside Sponsorship.

Robbie came second only to Brian O’Driscoll in the survey, as a result of greater recognition among women.

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