Keane has confirmed his desire to return to management and says he will see what this weekend brings after being interviewed by Sunderland on Friday.
He was the first choice of many within the club to replace Lee Johnson and he has now met with the hierarchy, says the Daily Mail.
Keane was in the ITV studio for last night's FA Cup tie between his former club Manchester United and Middlesbrough, and he said: "I'd like to go back in as a manager. But a club has to want you, you have to want to go and the contract has to be right. We'll see how things take shape over the next few days."
Sunderland sporting director Kristjaan Speakman and owner Kyril Louis-Dreyfus have led the manager search and they concluded their interview process on Friday.
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