Keane set to manage Iceland

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Updated: September 5, 2011

Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland captain Roy Keane has emerged as the prime candidate to take over as boss of international minnows Iceland.

Keane is believed to have already held talks with the Icelandic Football Association and may attend tomorrow’s Euro 2012 qualifier with Cyprus in Reykjavik.

The 40-year old has been out of work since the start of the year after being sacked by Ipswich following a disappointing and often fiery 20 months in charge.

Keane’s managerial career has got off to a staggered start after initial success leading Sunderland to the Premier League but it is thought that the Cork man remains interested in pursuing a job in the dugout.

The Icelandic FA are also being linked with a move for ex-Reading boss Steve Coppell and ex-Sweden manager Lars Lagerback as current manager Olafur Johannesson will step down next month following four years in charge.

No decision will be made until after the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, Iceland currently lie bottom of Group H with only one point as Portugal, Norway and Denmark fight it out at the top of the group.

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