As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Keane stunned by Republic of Ireland snub

Former Tottenham and Liverpool striker Robbie Keane is upset over his Republic of Ireland snub.

The Daily Mail says Keane is set to negotiate a payoff from his role with Republic of Ireland after being rejected by new manager Stephen Kenny.

The country's record goalscorer - who has two years to run on his £220,000-a-year contract - had assumed he would be part of Kenny's coaching staff having served under Mick McCarthy since November, 2018.

But Kenny does not want Keane among his backroom team and has instead appointed Keith Andrews as assistant with Damien Duff third in command.

Keane was not even offered an Under-21s role.

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free