Roy Keane Leaves His Role As Aston Villa Assistant Manager

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The Irishman leaves the post.

Roy Keane has left his role as Aston Villa assistant manager with immediate effect.

The former Manchester United captain took over as Paul Lambert’s No.2 in the summer and has lasted less than six months in the role.

Keane also operates in a similar way under Martin O’Neill for the Republic of Ireland national team and there is no news that he will also be leaving that position.

During his time at Villa Park the Birmingham club have struggled to find form and are currently just outside the relegation zone in 17th place in the Premier League.

It has been a somewhat controversial year for Keane having released his biography ‘The Second Half’, which disclosed spats with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson and many others.

The 42-year-old also had a public falling-out with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho during the 3-0 loss to the Portuguese coach’s side at Stamford Bridge, although it was widely acknowledged that it was the 51-year-old who was at fault.

It’s unknown what Keane’s next move will be, but it doesn’t look like a return to management for the former Sunderland Ipswich Town boss anytime soon.

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