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Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane is among a number high profile names being linked to the managerial vacancy at Melbourne City.

According to Australian broadcaster SBS, the former Manchester United captain is on the shortlist being drawn up by the club, alongside the likes of Stuart Pearce, Alan Pardew and Australian under-23s boss Josep Gombau.

The A-League side are owned by the City Football Group, the company which also owns Man City and New York City FC.

The report suggests that the club are looking for a hard-nosed boss to change the culture at the club.

Keane has made no secret of his desire to return to management but appears happy in his position as Martin O'Neill's right-hand man and is unlikely to be tempted by a move to the A-League.

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