Former Manchester United player and Irish football manager, Roy Keane, will be interviewed by Sunderland regarding the space of the vacant manager position available at the club.
Sunderland, who are currently plying their trade in the League One, have been reported to be interested in the former United player after sacking Lee Johnson last weekend having succumbed to a 6-0 loss at Bolton on Saturday. But reports from several outlets including online casino sites also has it that the Irish manager is yet to be offered the job.
The former Manchester United midfielder had previously been in charge at the Stadium of Light from 2006 to 2008, and it was his first managerial role at the time.
During that period, he was able to guide the club into becoming championship title winners and achieved automatic promotion to the Premier League in his first season at the club. He helped the team finish at the 15th position on the English Top Flight table in his second campaign before eventually resigning from the club in December 2008.
The 50-year-old Irish manager had been out of management ever since he got sacked by Ipswich Town in 2011, but he has also enjoyed coaching spells at the Republic of Ireland, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa as well as working as a TV pundit.
Reports surging the media made us understand that Keane is currently looking at re-igniting his managerial career after taking almost 10 years break.
However, he is not the only manager known to be on the target list for Sunderland, as former Celtic manager Neil Lennon, former Hull City manager Grant McCann and former Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock are all included in the shortlist.
During an interview held in 2014, the former Manchester United midfielder talked about his experience while he was in charge at Sunderland and he also talked about his potential return to management some day, which was predicted by www.kingjohnnie.net at the time.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Keane said: “I’ve got good memories from Sunderland, a really good club. It’s a pity that ended the way it did in terms of me having a big disagreement with the owner, but I had good days at Sunderland, a really good club.
Keane continued: “I will be [a manager again], I will go back into management, definitely.”
Competing in League One in their fourth consecutive season, Sunderland is currently placed third in the league table being just two points behind Wigan, who are placed second with three more matches, and five points shy of league leaders Rotherham, who also have a game in hand over Sunderland.
Following the departure of Johnson, Mike Dodds has been in charge of the Stadium of Light team and he will be prepping the starting lineup for their home game against Doncaster on Saturday.