Roy's ready and raring to go
It is over nine months now since Roy Keane parted ways with Ipswich and today the Corkman declared he was ready to get back in the game.
In the intervening period Keane was linked with jobs in Iceland and with the still vacant hotseat at former club Nottingham Forest, but the former Ireland international says he will wait for the “right challenge”.
“I left Ipswich about eight or nine months ago and it has gone pretty quick, I have to say, and I am hoping the right challenge is around the corner,” the Manchester United legend told Sky Sports News.
“But having said that, I am enjoying my bit of time off because before that I have been involved in the game intensively for 20 years.
“So when you step back you do have to recharge the batteries and appreciate there's more to life than football and that's what I have done.
“But I know pretty sure if the right challenge comes up, I will be ready for it and I will be looking forward to it.”
Some bookies have suspended betting on Keane joining Forest but Steve Cotterill is also heavily linked and Keane gave no indication either way as to his next job.
However, we are heading into the period when lots of managers get the boot, with a number of Premier League and Championship chairman having itchy trigger fingers, so a number of ‘challenges’ are probably looming.
Whether Roy thinks they are right for him is another matter but the sooner he gets back in the better as far as we are concerned.