ROY KEANE labelled Keith Andrews a ‘bulls***ter’ as he cast doubt on what he’ll add to the Ireland coaching staff.
Keane told The Sunday Independent that he doesn’t rate Andrews, who is a key member of Stephen Kenny’s backroom team.
Keane said: “I miss the Irish job, honestly. I really enjoyed that.
“People like Seamus Coleman, Seamus McDonagh, Steve Guppy. Ah listen, I loved it.
“If I can make one point about the new Irish staff.
“I’ve heard a lot of bulls***ters over the last 10 years and Keith Andrews is up there with the best of them.”
Andrews was promoted to the assistant role with the senior team in April along with Kenny when the decision was made to move on from Mick McCarthy and get going with the succession plan.
The 39-year-old spoke at the time about the huge pride he had at being named to the assistant role.
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He said: “It’s been a difficult few weeks for all of us, some more than others.
“But to be named assistant to Stephen is a very proud moment in my career, one I’ve worked hard at.
“I’ve enjoyed working with Stephen with the Under-21s so delighted to make the step up.”
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International football was always a target for the ex-Blackburn man since working with Ireland’s Under-15s, 17s, 18s and then the Under-21s.
Keane meanwhile, explained that while he is generally content with not being involved in football aside from his outspoken dabbles into punditry, he would still like to return to management although his reputation does make that difficult.
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He added: “I hope so. Listen, I think it’s going to be very difficult to get back into it. I’m not daft.
“I think a number of reasons. A number of people…my reputation wouldn’t help. I certainly know that.
“I don’t know many people out there (who would) do me any favours in the game.”