Irate dog-walker set for job in Turkey!
Roy Keane has arrived in Turkey, where he is expected to finalise a deal to coach Istanbul based Kasimpasa.
The former Sunderland and Ipswich boss has not had a managerial position for nearly two years after leaving Portman Road in January 2011.
Keane has stayed involved in the game via the media, and has worked as a TV pundit in both Ireland and Britain.
But now he is ready to make a shock return to management in Turkey with Kasimpasa.
Keane was filmed arriving at Ataturk airport on Monday evening, but he refused to make any comments to the media.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Well, well, well, it looks like outspoken dog-walker Roy Keane is set to return to management after a two-year sabbatical, most of which he spent being rude about people live on ITV.
And the former Manchester United hardman could hardly have chosen a more interesting club. Turkish outfit Kasimpasa currently sit second in the Super Lig, the country’s top-tier, after four successive promotions and, if Keane can work some magic, he’s in with a chance of fifth consecutive title – unprecedented in any of Europe’s major leagues, surely?
The club has a nice bit of dollar behind it too, with Mubariz Gurbanoglu, one of Kasimpasa’s new investors current at #880 On the Forbes Rich List. Nice.
Keane had a habit of signing players he’d either played with or managed before, when he was in charge at Sunderland and Ipswich, so expect some mega-bucks bids for the likes of Wes Brown and John O’Shea to being faxed through in January.
Keane has managed at Portman Road, of course, but will have to get used to the relative modesty of the Insatbul outfit, whose Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium holds just 13,500 and is named after the current Turkish Prime Minister who is a native of the area.
We wish Roy the best of luck and we’ll be looking out for Kasimpasa’s results from now on!
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