Keane explains the main reason he left Aston Villa

Roy Keane Signing Autographs as Man Utd player

Former Aston Villa assistant Roy Keane has explained why he left his position with the club.

Former Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane has been quoted by the Daily Telegraph explaining why he left the club.

Keane was drafted in to work under former Villa boss Paul Lambert before moving on so he could focus on his current role with the Republic of Ireland.

“It was a chance to get to games and see the players a bit more often so that's not an issue. I was always comfortable with the decision and I felt it was right for everybody. I’ve no problem [with what I’ve done] It was the right decision,” said Keane.

Keane has always been a very imposing and intimidating figure, but his argued reason for leaving Villa makes perfect sense.

He arrived at Villa Park with coaching and management experience and he did have an impact with some of the players at the club, with Jack Grealish among those to previously praise the role he played.

There would have been a few disgruntled fans when he decided to leave because Villa have been struggling for the majority of this season.

However, his hands were effectively tied in terms of his dual role and he made the decision to focus all of his efforts on getting the most out of his current position with Ireland.

He’s moved on and Villa have moved on and they’ll be looking to continue a good run of form under Tim Sherwood when the international break ends and the Premier

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