Roy Keane could be in a Premier League dugout next season, according to the Daily Mirror.
Keane reject an approach from Celtic to continue his work as Martin O’Neill's assistant for the Republic of Ireland ahead of their qualification for the European championships which is due to get underway in September.
The paper cites that this was one of the factors as to why he turned down a chance to be manager of the Scottish champions because he had an offer on the table from Aston Villa.
Paul Lambert is keen for the former Manchester United captain to become his new assistant after the departure of Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa last season.
A move could suit both parties as Keane continue his work as a Television pundit for the Champions League and the Republic of Ireland.
In contrast Villa manager Paul Lambert could use the 42 year old to attract new faces to the cash strapped club following owner Randy Lerner’s decision to put the club up for sale.
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