Roy Keane reportedly in talks to become assistant manager at Aston Villa 4 years ago

Roy Keane reportedly in talks to become assistant manager at Aston Villa

The job would allow him to continue in the same role with the Republic of Ireland.

Roy Keane is reportedly in talks to become assistant manager to Paul Lambert at Aston Villa.

The former Ireland captain announced on Sunday that he had turned down the job of Celtic manager to remain in Martin O'Neill's Ireland set-up, but he is now being linked with another of his boss's former teams.

Villa are looking for an assistant after Ian Culverhouse was sacked in unexplained circumstances last month, and any such role would allow him to keep working with the FAI.

Keane last managed in England in 2011 when he was sacked by Ipswich Town.

He had previously resigned from Sunderland in 2008, having led the Black Cats to promotion back to the Premier League a year earlier.