Roy Keane would be interested in Nottingham Forest job, says agent
Roy Keane would be interested in the vacant managerial post at Nottingham Forest if he was approached by the club’s new owners, according to the former Manchester United captain’s representative.
Forest are looking to appoint a new manager after the Kuwaiti-based Al-Hasawi family, who took charge at the City Ground a week ago, sacked Steve Cotterill last Thursday.
Former Forest midfielder Keane was immediately installed as one of the favourites to replace Cotterill.
Solicitor Michael Kennedy, who represents the 40-year-old, says Keane would be interested in ending his 18-month exile from management to talk to the club he served for three years as a player in the early 1990s.
“As far as I know, he has not been approached and he has not applied for the job. But I haven’t spoken to him about it so I wouldn’t know for sure,” said Kennedy. “I can understand why people would link him with the job, being an old Forest player, but I don’t know if he is in the running for it.
“I thought it was Mick McCarthy until yesterday. Or perhaps Glenn Hoddle, according to some reports. But what I can say is that I think Roy would be interested if he was approached. He is available and I think it would be a job that would appeal to him.”
Keane’s former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is thought to have joined Harry Redknapp in ruling himself out of the running for the job after talks with the new owners.
Former England head coach Glenn Hoddle and Peterborough’s Darren Ferguson have also been linked with the job. But Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony insists he will not let Ferguson go easily amid reports that Forest are circling.
He said: “If they want him, they have to approach us and pay. Do I want to lose him? No way.”
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