Victory refuse to comment on Keane link

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Melbourne Victory have refused to comment on speculation linking Roy Keane with their vacant manager's position.

Keane is without a job currently after being sacked by Ipswich in January and reports in England and Australia have suggested he is in talks with the A-League club.

A club spokesman told the Melbourne Herald: "We won't be commenting on speculation regarding the coaching position. Suffice to say, we still have a long way to go in the process of appointing a coach."

Victory, who finished fifth in the recently-completed season before losing in an elimination play-off semi-final to Gold Coast United, are seeking a new boss following Ernie Merrick's departure last month.


Keane is known to be in Australia - he attended Wednesday night's Asian Champions league match between Sydney FC and Shanghai Shenhua at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Keane has had mixed results in management after ending his playing career at Celtic.

He was appointed Sunderland boss in 2006 and led them into the Premier League before resigning in December 2008.

He then spent a less successful 21 months at Championship side Ipswich.

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