Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Keane latest man linked to Foxes vacancy

Keane: Odds have been slashed on the
former Sunderland and Ipswich manager
Roy Keane has emerged as the latest man to assume the role of favourite to succeed Sven Goran Eriksson as the next permanent manager of Leicester City Football Club.

Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and William Hill are three big-name bookmakers who have slashed the Irishman's odds to 3/1 since this morning amid speculation that Keane was amongst the 13,286 fans at Turf Moor who watched the Foxes comfortably beat Burnley.

Keane's last stint in management saw him sacked from his role as Ipswich boss after nearly two years in charge, his side's inconsistent form leaving the Tractor Boys 21st in the Championship when he was relieved of his duties. Previously he won the Championship title en route to securing promotion with Sunderland but left after a humiliating 4-1 defeat by Bolton Wanderers citing conflicts with chairman Niall Quinn.

Many would cite Keane's problems with those in charge - his turbulent playing career is well-documented - and inability to find consistency at Portman Road as reasons for him to be overlooked. Lee Clark - rumoured to be joining the Foxes as manager with former colleague Kevin Keegan as director of football - is a much more popular candidate with fans, who still favour a return of Martin O'Neill - who is seemingly out of the managerial race - above any other candidate.

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