Former Manchester United captain Roy keane has reportedly rejected a managerial offer by Scottish side Celtic to remain as assistant boss with the Republic of Ireland. Martin O Neil who was in charge of the club for five years earlier revealed Keane’s desire to stay with the national side despite reports that Celtic had contacted the former midfeilder. 

“Roy was not offered the job no-one has been offered it yet. “But he has ruled himself out and asked not to be considered for the position.”

The Football Association of Ireland also mentiuoned the recent developments: “Roy Keane has confirmed he will travel to the US after deciding not to pursue talks with Celtic any further.”

Keane finished his playing career with Celtic before management experience with Sunderland and Ipswich Town. It was Dermot Desmond, Celtic’s majority shareholder, brokered a deal for Keane to become O’Neill’s assistant in November.

Keane, who combines his coaching duties with work as an ITV pundit claimed : “I’ve got a job – I’ve got two jobs – I can’t have another one. They are a brilliant club, an absolutely fantastic football club, one of the best in the world. But I have got a job. I’m not taking a pay cut for anybody.”

However in an astonishing turn of events, The Sunday World has revcealed that Keane was set to turn down the Celtic job after being offered a chance to join Aston Villa in a coaching role for the Midlands club. 

Excerpts form the tabloid: “After Keane duly rejected the opportunity to succeed Neil Lennon at Celtic earlier on Monday, we can now reveal that the former Manchester United captain is on the brink of moving into the assistant manager’s seat at Villa Park.

After 72 hours of frantic negotiations between Keane and his representatives, the decision to turn down the chance to manage Celtic was only taken after the man at the centre of the tug-of-war decided Villa was a better option.”

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