Roy Keane rumoured to take over as West Brom manager

After a lengthy absence from the dugout, it’s looking like Roy Keane could replace Steve Bruce as the new West Bromich Albion gaffer.

On October 10, following a 1-0 loss at the hands of Preston North End, the club decided to part ways with the former Hull City boss. Despite his best efforts, he was only able to pick up eight wins in 32 games and leaves the role with the club in a staggering 22nd place, which is their lowest in more than twenty years.

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With the club in the relegation zone, attention has switched to potential replacements, with one man emerging as the front-runner. With the side in disarray, the board hopes to bring in an individual who can give the players a much-needed boost.

However, despite having the minerals for the job, the favourite hasn’t managed in over a decade.

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Roy Keane looking likely to take over at West Brom

The notorious Irishman’s last spell ended in disaster, with Ipswich relieving him of his duties in 2011 following a poor run of form. However, he’s since enjoyed time as an assistant at Nottingham Forest and Ireland. Consequently, he’s asserted himself back in the mix for major jobs.

He’s currently the 7/2 favourite to take over the reins at The Hawthorns despite telling Lad Bible earlier this year that he’d finished with management.

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The Manchester United legend claimed: “I almost feel like them days are over for me now. I don’t think I can go back into management.

“I am 50 now, I am doing TV, I am almost a pundit now. So I feel like I’m getting my head round it that (punditry) is the role for me because I don’t think a club could give me a really good opportunity to get back into it.

“I’m not fearful. If someone said you’ve got to do TV for the new few years, I am fine with that because I do count my blessings. As you know, there are a lot of ex-players looking to get back into it. I am alright with that.

“Micah [Richards], Gary [Neville], and you (Carragher) love the game don’t we, we give our opinions and I’m not sure everyone agrees with them. We love the game and hopefully that comes across.

“I enjoy working with different people and it is just their opinion. Micah is a good personality and a decent guy. You just want to work with good people don’t you?”

However, it appears the no-nonsense ex-midfielder may have changed his mind.

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