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United legend set for Turkish manager role

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Keane looks set for Turkey (©GettyImages)
Keane looks set for Turkey (©GettyImages).

Manchester United legend Roy Keane is expected to be announced as the new manager of Turkish side Kasimpasa.

The former-United star arrived in Istanbul on Monday to hold talks with the club over a reported £1.4m-a-year contract to take charge of the newly-promoted side.

Keane has been out of football since he was sacked by Championship outfit Ipswich Town last year.

According to The Sun, Keane has been identified as Kasimpasa's first choice. The Turkish club won promotion to the Super League - Turkey's top flight - last season and have never won the league title.

But reports indicate Kasimpasa are set to receive fresh investment that will allow them to compete in Turkey's top domestic competition.

Keane spent 12 seasons at Manchester United, the majority as captain, and won seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and one Champions League at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson.

But the 41-year-old has a mixed record in management. Keane guided Sunderland to the Premier League in 2007, and kept the in the division during the following campaign.

But the 2008/09 season started badly for the Black Cats and the former-Manchester United man resigned in November 2008.

His spell at Ipswich did not go to plan either, and Keane lasted less than two years at Portman Road before getting the sack.

But he's back in demand, with Blackburn Rovers also reportedly interested in talking to the Manchester United legend.

The Championship side are taking their time in their search to replace Steve Kean, with former-players Alan Shearer and Tim Sherwood also thought to be under consideration.

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