Sunday 16 December 2018

Robbie Keane's Indian adventure could be about to take a strange twist

Robbie Keane playing in the emerging Indian Super League
Robbie Keane playing in the emerging Indian Super League Newsdesk Newsdesk

ATK are mulling over the possibility of making Robbie Keane their player-manager, according to reports in India.

Robbie Keane was brought to the two-time Indian Super League champions by Teddy Sheringham last year but the former Manchester United striker was sacked last month after a string of disappointing results.

Sheringham was replaced by director of football Ashley Westwood but under ISL rules he can only hold the position for three games.

Keane's impact at ATK has been hampered by injury and he has only managed to make six appearance for the club, scoring two goals.

According to Sportskeeda, the club is considering appointing the Tallaght native as manager for the five remaining games of the season.

It would be his first job as a manager.

"We are trying to get things done with as little changes possible. At any rate, the team's performance has been poor, so we are trying to control the damage," a club official told Sportskeeda when asked about the development.

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