Keane turns down Turkey job as Blackburn short-list shrinks

Updated: October 4, 2012

Despite looking close to taking a job with Turkish Super Lig club Kasimpasa SK earlier in the week, it appears Roy Keane has turned down the role.

The former Manchester United captain returned home from Istanbul yesterday after meeting club officials but has today declined the offer to manage the club.

Speculation has mounted that Keane is in consideration to take over from Steve Kean at Blackburn Rovers and though he would prefer to continue his career in Britain he is yet to be approached by the Championship club.

Keane is believed to be one of Blackburn’s priority candidates with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Tim Sherwood not available.

The former Republic of Ireland international has not managed since being sacked by Ipswich in January of last year.

Blackburn director Shebby Singh says that they will not rush into a replacement, “We are not going to set any timescales and we are not going to call Eric Black a ‘caretaker manager’, he is our manager for the next two games.

“We have to be very, very careful how we select the next manager or to see if we already have the next manager.”

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