ROY KEANE has been offered a return to management at his former club Sunderland.
The former owner of the Stadium of Light held talks yesterday with Black Cats owner Kyril Louis-Dreyfus.
And Keane, who left the club 13 years ago, is now deciding whether to take over as Lee Johnson’s successor.
Johnson was deported following the Wearsiders’ 6-0 thrashing of Bolton in League One on Saturday.
Louis-Dreyfus said they have been ‘overwhelmed’ with applicants.
Mick McCarthy, another exSunderland manager, and Neil Warnock took their hats off in the round, with Grant McCann, Neil Lennon and Alex Neil also on the radar.
Keane, 50, who led the Black Cats to a championship in 2007, has failed to manage since being fired by Ipswich in 2011.
But it is thought the fiery Irishman can revive the promotion hopes of third-placed Sunderland.
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Keane is a Sky specialist after coaching for the Republic of Ireland, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.
Black Cats is Keane’s first hot seat but Manchester United icon left under a cloud and then said: “It still makes me sad.
“I still think I should be the Sunderland manager.”
Mike Dodds will play Doncaster on Saturday, where Jermain Defoe is expected to debut for the second time.
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https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8303773/sunderland-roy-keane-return-manager/ Man Utd legend Roy Keane offers to return to Sunderland as coach 13 years after leaving the club