Former Manchester United icon Roy Keane is on the brink of filling the vacant managerial position at Bolton Wanderers FC, it has emerged.
Former captain of Manchester United has been one of the first names mentioned to take over Owen Coyle, who incidentally, was sacked today by Bolton following their dismal start to the Championship leading the door open for Keane.
Keane has relatively enjoyed some mixed fortunes in his previous managerial jobs at Sunderland and Ipswich Town. He enjoyed great success in his first stint at Sunderland where he led them to the top of the Championship but then failed to inspire Sunderland in the Premier League.
Keane won seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and one Champions League title in his 12 years at Manchester United, but could not spur his Sunderland charges on in the top flight as he did with his team-mates while patrolling the Old Trafford midfield.
Incidentally, he stepped down as Black Cats’ manager just a week after losing 4-1 to prospective employers Bolton.