Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards has said that someone like former Nottingham Forest player and assistant manager Roy Keane would be ideal for Manchester United live on air.

The former United midfielder hasn’t worked in football since leaving the City Ground in 2019.

He worked at the club alongside Martin O’Neill who was appointed as the club’s manager in January of that year.

Forest didn’t scale great heights during his tenure and both departed at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

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Keane has been linked with a number of jobs since leaving Forest and now Richards fancied someone of his ilk for the Old Trafford gig.

He told Sky Sports: “I mean, probably not at this time. I think Roy Keane would be a great manager.

“I’m not saying he couldn’t do it. I’m talking about the relationship with the players. He’s slagged off the dressing room off!

“But, in terms of what they need, I think he could do a job. Of course, he could do a job.”

United dismissed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after nearly three years at the club on Sunday morning.

The former Red Devils striker oversaw 91 wins from 168 games in charge of United, with a 4-1 thrashing at Watford the final straw.

Will former Forest man Keane get another taste of management?

He might do but it definitely won’t be at Manchester United at this precise moment.

As Richards points out, he has been scathing of the current United squad and that won’t have won him many friends in the dressing room.

The thing that any employer will have to consider when it comes to Keane is how long he’s been out of the game.

Forest Keane
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He’s not actually tasted management since leaving Ipswich in 2009 and that’s a long time spent on the fringes.

Keane might get back in at some point but it seems unlikely to be at the very top level.

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