Roy Keane leaves Villa post

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The breaking news this morning is that Republic of Ireland assistant manager, Roy Keane has left his number 2 post at Villa Park. Keane had joined up with manager, Paul Lambert as Villa’s assistant manager but this morning left his position with immediate effect.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Roy Keane revealed the reasons as to why he has left the club.

“Ultimately, my roles with Villa and Ireland and combining my commitment to these have become too much. It isn’t fair to either Villa or Ireland, so I’ve made this decision,” Keane said.

Meanwhile, former Norwich City boss, Paul Lambert revealed he understands the decision by Keane but now needs to find a replacement.

“Roy came to me this morning and he informed me that, ultimately, the difficulty of combining both roles has prompted his decision, which I respect totally,” he said.

“In the brief period we have worked together he has been great in the role and I understand his reasons for leaving.”

As Keane looks to focus on his career path with the Irish national team, Lambert has been left to pick up the pieces at Villa who are struggling to find any form of late. Not the best news for Villa whilst they loom over the relegation zone.