Roy Maurice Keane is an Irish football pundit, manager, and former professional player. Check out his Position, Teams coached and wife.

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Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971) is an Irish football pundit, manager, and former professional player.

Personal information
Full name Roy Maurice Keane
Date of birth 10 August 1971 (age 51)
      Place of birth        Cork, Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

He is the joint most successful Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 major trophies in his club career, 17 of which came during his time at English club Manchester United.

Regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players in 2004.

Noted for his hardened and brash demeanour, he was ranked at No. 11 on The Times’ list of the 50 “hardest” footballers in history in 2007. Keane was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2021.

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In his 18-year playing career, Keane played for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United before ending his career at Celtic.

Roy Keane : Position | Teams coached | Tackle | Wife

Full name Roy Maurice Keane
Date of birth 10 August 1971
         Place of birth           Cork, Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Position(s) Midfielder

He was a dominating box-to-box midfielder noted for his aggressive and highly competitive style of play, an attitude that helped him excel as captain of Manchester United from 1997 until his departure in 2005.

Keane helped United achieve sustained success during his 12 years at the club.

He then signed for Celtic, where he won a domestic double before he retired as a player in 2006.

Keane played at the international level for the Republic of Ireland over 14 years, most of which he spent as captain. At the 1994 FIFA World Cup, he played in every Republic of Ireland game. 

Teams coached 

Keane’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson had previously said that he wanted Keane to succeed him as Manchester United coach when he retired.

During his time at Celtic, Keane was suggested as a potential managerial successor to Gordon Strachan by former Celtic player Charlie Nicholas.

Roy Keane : Position | Teams coached | Tackle | Wife

Keane signed a three-year deal immediately after Sunderland’s victory over West Bromwich Albion on 28 August, the Mackems’ first win of the 2006–07 season after a dreadful run of four consecutive defeats under Quinn’s temporary management.

On 23 April 2009, Keane was appointed as the new manager of Ipswich Town on a two-year contract, the day after the club had dismissed Jim Magilton.

On 5 November 2013, the FAI announced that Martin O’Neill had been made the Republic of Ireland manager and that Keane had been made the assistant manager.

In January 2019 he became assistant manager at Nottingham Forest, leaving the role in June 2019.


The Manchester United legend famously injured Haaland’s father, Alfie, with one of the worst challenges in Premier League history.

Keane exacted brutal revenge on Haaland, four years after an incident in September 1997, when the pair clashed at Elland Road.

Keane injured his anterior cruciate ligament after tripping up following a coming together with Haaland, who’d only just joined Leeds from Nottingham Forest, and missed most of the 1997-98 campaign as a result.

Roy Keane : Position | Teams coached | Tackle | Wife

Haaland was seen shouting something at Keane while the United skipper was on the floor – and the Irishman never forgot or forgave the Norwegian midfielder.

In April 2001, Keane received a £5,000 fine and three-match ban for an appalling tackle on Haaland, who was playing for Man City by this point.

“I’d waited long enough. I f***ing hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that you c***,” Keane recalled in his 2002 autobiography, per The Guardian. “And don’t ever stand over me again sneering about fake injuries. And tell your pal [David] Wetherall there’s some for him as well. I didn’t wait for Mr Elleray to show the red card. I turned and walked to the dressing room.”

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