Roy Keane Next Job Odds

Roy Keane Next Job Odds

The next move of Roy Keane is difficult to decide after his Nottingham Forest exit

We saw yet another drastic change from Roy Keane this week, as he suddenly left Nottingham Forest as the assistant to Martin O’Neill. Unlike most other past career decisions, leaving Nottingham Forest as the assistant manager didn’t come with any controversy around it, with the club stating that his departure was “amicable”.

Recognised as one of football’s most antagonistic figures from years gone by, punters are considering what Roy Keane could be looking to do next, and Paddy Power are making it easy to do exactly that by opening a market on where his career path will take him next. As with a lot of markets on Paddy Power, available options range from the potentially likely to the absolutely absurd, making for interesting reading.

Just short of twenty different options are given a price, with most of them surrounding the opportunity to manage a notable football team. This is to be expected with a lot of sources close to Nottingham Forest claiming that Roy Keane is likely to have left his position at the club for a vacancy as manager elsewhere, so there are several prices that could be worth considering.

Roy Keane given the shortest price to become next Celtic Manager

Opening the market with the shortest price, Roy Keane is given 5/2 odds to become next Celtic manager. It was confirmed that Neil Lennon would be Celtic manager on a permanent basis next season back in May after he successfully finished the season on a high following the shock departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City. Neutral football fans and bookmakers always expected Neil Lennon to be appointed permanent Celtic manager, but it could be all set to change if the club’s heads are turned by Roy Keane’s availability.

Stranger candidates were drawn into contention for the job over past months – both Roberto Martinez and Andre Villas-Boas seeing their Celtic manager odds cut – but Roy Keane would come as a far bigger surprise. He previously managed Sunderland, and Paddy Power clearly see a strong chance of him returning to the Stadium of Light, as he’s given 7/2 odds to regain his place at the club, with the price being the same for him to take over as Cork City manager back in his home country.

After resigning as Sunderland manager in 2009, Keane took on the job of being Ipswich Town manager just two months later, spending two years at the club before being relieved of his duties. Ties to Ipswich put him at 11/2 to become the club’s next manager if Paul Lambert is to leave, and 7/1 odds are given to three options in the form of replacing Frank Lampard at Derby County, returning to Ireland as Cobh Ramblers manager and taking over from caretaker manager Pep Clotet at Birmingham City.

Roy Keane Manchester United

Roy Keane has been as controversial a manager as he was a player, and it’s interesting to see which way he takes his career next.

It once looked increasingly likely that Zinedine Zidane would become manager of David Beckham-owned Inter Miami, but it could be old teammate Roy Keane who takes the job instead, where he’s priced at 14/1. A return to Manchester United could happen in some capacity, but it feels like a stretch to imagine him as manager, Paddy Power pricing his chances at 20/1.

Looking to more humorous alternatives, co-hosting The Stand podcast with Eamon Dunphy, being appointed next England manager or working under Mick McCarthy as his assistant are priced at 100/1 before odds move up to 225/1 for him to become Kilbarrack United manager, and 275/1 for him to take over from Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. He’s been vocal over his views of Jesse Lingard and journalist Rod Liddle, so Paddy Power have given odds of 500/1 for him to become the agent of either public figure, and you can get the same price for him to go to Saipan FC, where he famously fell out with Mick McCarthy leading to his dismissal as a Republic of Ireland player in 2002.

Roy Keane Next Club Odds

(All odds taken from Paddy Power)

Celtic Manager – 5/2

Sunderland Manager – 7/2

Cork City Manager – 7/2

Ipswich Manager – 11/2

Derby Manager – 7/1

Birmingham Manager – 7/1

Cobh Ramblers Manager – 7/1

Inter Miami Manager – 14/1

Man Utd Manager – 20/1

Co-host “The Stand” podcast with Eamon Dunphy – 100/1

Next England Manager – 100/1

Mick McCarthy’s Assistant – 100/1

Kilbarrack United FC Manager – 225/1

Next Liverpool Manager – 275/1

Jesse Lingard’s Agent – 500/1

Rod Liddle’s PA – 500/1

Saipan FC – 500/1