This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 11 °C Friday 21 February, 2020

'Premier League is the place to be': Roy Keane braced for massive challenge at Villa

The Corkman says the offer from the Midlands club was ‘too good to turn down’.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND and now Aston Villa assistant coach Roy Keane admits he is ready for ‘a massive challenge’ with Aston Villa and Paul Lambert.

In the below interview with AVTV, the Corkman says he has been an acquaintance of the Scot since being manager of Ipswich and the offer from Villa was “too good to turn down.”

Source: avfcofficial/YouTube

He adds that he first spoke to the Aston Villa manager about potentially being his number two “six or seven weeks ago” – which would roughly place the contact in the same week as Neil Lennon’s departure from Celtic.

Scottish ‘Mini Messi’ signs for Sporting Lisbon and given €60m buyout clause

Roy Keane and his beard are back in English football as Villa unveil new assistant manager

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Sean Farrell

Read next: