The latest in a string of rather odd stories doing the rounds today.
Mystery surrounded Roy Keane’s possible appointment as national coach of Iceland on Monday night after he failed to show for a meeting with the Icelandic FA.
FA officials in Reykjavik are still hopeful the former Manchester United captain will show for a Euro 2012 qualifier with Cyprus on Tuesday night as they look for a new manager for the World Cup 2018 campaign.
But when they arrived to welcome Keane at Reykjavik airport on Monday afternoon, just hours after the story was revealed by Sportsmail, the former Sunderland and Ipswich boss failed to show.
An Icelandic FA spokesman refused to comment but sources say they are still keen to meet the 40-year-old and offer him the £400,000-a-year role.
Keane is understood to have held preliminary talks with the Iceland FA about taking over from Olafur Johannesson for the Brazil World Cup campaign. Johannesson is due to leave next month after four years in the post.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
So the obvious question is this, if Roy Keane has no interest in the post why did he apply or show interest in taking the Iceland national team job? Did he think it was actually a job interview with the frozen food store? Maybe he got his dates mixed up? Maybe he discovered exactly where the tiny island nation was located on a map and decided against it?
For the record Iceland have hit their lowest point in terms of their FIFA ranking, down to 124, which is neatly sandwiched between the mighty Liberia and Tanzania. They sit bottom of Group 9 in the Euro 2012 qualifying, having picked up just one win from eight games.
Mr. Keane, why do you not want the job? Iceland as a country, when you take away the financial turmoil they are embroiled in, is a majestic, beautiful, scenic location. Clearly with a population of just 320,000 they are unlikely to make a huge impact on the world stage, especially once Eidur Gudjohnsen calls it a day.