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O'Neill doesn't want to lose Keane to Aston Villa

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill doesn't want to lose his No2 Roy Keane.

The Manchester United legend is being linked with a role at Aston Villa.

"Naturally, I'm very pleased and delighted that he has done so (temporarily left ITV)," said the ex-Villa manager.

"Maybe we might just get on with things now. It's obviously good news for us, for everyone concerned I think. The players in particular are delighted and so are the rest of us.

"As I said to you before, he has enjoyed it here immensely. That obviously plays a part in his thinking.

"Everything now this minute is on the back burner in terms of all speculation and all that type of stuff. I don't really want to continue on with this until we come back from the United States."

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