Friday 20 October 2017

Viewers beware – Roy Keane looks set for ITV Champions League return

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane looks set for a return to our television screens as part of ITV's Champions League coverage.
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane looks set for a return to our television screens as part of ITV's Champions League coverage.
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Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane looks set for a return to our television screens as part of ITV's Champions League coverage.

Reports in the Daily Mail say that the Cork native will be back on a "game-by-game" analysis for the broadcaster.

Keane is expected to return for  the Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea on Tuesday week where Mark Pougatch will make his debut as host since replacing Adrian Chiles.

Paul Scholes is also expected to line-up alongside his former team-mate.

Keane left the role before the World Cup in Brazil, citing work commitments at the time with Aston Villa and Ireland.

During the launch of his autobiography last October, Keane admitted that his role as a TV pundit didn't excite him and is happy to be back in day-to-day football.

“I don’t like easy gigs," he writes.

"When I heard: ‘I liked your commentary last night’, I knew I was only talking bullshit like the rest of them. Hopefully my bullshit was a bit better."

"I wanted to do something that excited me. TV work didn’t excite me.”

“I don’t like easy gigs," he wrote.

"When I heard: ‘I liked your commentary last night’, I knew I was only talking bullshit like the rest of them. Hopefully my bullshit was a bit better."

"I wanted to do something that excited me. TV work didn’t excite me.”

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