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Roy Keane spent just 151 days in charge as Aston Villa assistant boss.
Roy Keane spent just 151 days in charge as Aston Villa assistant boss.
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Roy Keane left Villa after training ground bust-up with players - reports

It is also believed the lack of intensity in training was another reason for the Ireland assistant boss’ unhappiness.
Dec 1st 2014, 9:14 AM 11,186 12

ROY KEANE STEPPED down from his role as Aston Villa assistant manager following a training ground row with players, according to reports in the Daily Mail today.

The difficulty of combining the Villa role with his job as Ireland assistant was the official reason Keane gave for leaving the former position, but it is understood that a row between the ex-Man United captain and several senior players was a major factor in his decision.

It is also believed the lack of intensity in training was another reason for Keane’s unhappiness.

The club have strongly denied any suggestions that a bust-up occurred, with Sky Sports News last week reporting similar news. Villa also banned questions about the Corkonian following the team’s 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday.

Keane, as a player, previously ended tenures with both Ireland and Manchester United in controversial circumstances.

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