Wednesday 26 June 2019

Israel 'considering' approach for Roy Keane ahead of Euro 2020 qualifiers - report

Roy Keane. Photo: David Maher / Sportsfile
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An Israeli news site is claiming that the chairman of the Israel Football Association is considering an approach for Roy Keane to take over as manager for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Keane has served as assistant manager to Ireland boss Martin O'Neill since 2013, with the Boys in Green qualifying for Euro 2016 under their stewardship, while remaining in contention to book a place at the World Cup in Russia next summer.

Israeli news outlet ONE is reporting that Ofer Eini, chairman of the Israel Football Association, is 'considering the possibility' of appointing Keane, although they add that no official approach has been made.

Keane has previously stated that he wishes to return to management, with his current Ireland deal running up until the end of the 2018 World Cup.

Israel are currently managed by Elisha Levy, but the side are already seven points off the World Cup qualification places after six games of their campaign.

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