Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has said he will “probably not” speak to Sir Alex Ferguson ever again.
Keane, who played under Ferguson for 12 years at Old Trafford before falling out with the former manager back in 2005, admitted he was unlikely to speak with him again after being linked with a coaching role with United.
Keane and Ferguson have exchanged many blows through the media in the last few years, with Ferguson reportedly willing to block any move to allow the Irishman to join United as backroom staff. Keane went on record last year claiming Ferguson “didn’t know the meaning of the word loyalty” during his work as a pundit for ITV, and admits he is unlikely to ever speak with his former manager again.
Keane has been linked as a potential number two at United if Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal takes over at the club in the summer, but the current Irish assistant manager says he is happy in his current role.
“People keep asking me about other jobs, I've got a job and I'm very happy with my job.”
"Whatever is going on at certain clubs is really none of my business. I've been a manager before, I look at David Moyes and I don't like what happened to him.
“But regarding other issues, it is none of my business and it doesn't keep me awake at night.”
Keane will travel to the World Cup in Brazil this summer as part of ITV’s punditry team, with Ireland having failed to qualify for the tournament. The former Manchester United and Celtic man has earned much praise for his role on television and his controversial statements.
Keane will transfer his attention to Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifying bid in Septmber, where he will work as assistant coach under former Aston Villa and Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill.