Roy Keane lands in Istanbul

Updated: October 1, 2012

Roy Keane has landed in Istanbul to complete the deal which will see him take over as manager of Super Liga side Kasimpasa SK.

The club’s vice president Hasan Hilmi Oksuz said earlier today, “We reached an agreement with Keane,” he said. “He will be in Istanbul today if nothing extraordinary happens. We will benefit from his experiences right into our vision. We believe he can lead this club to glorious results.”

Keane’s career stalled since he was sacked by Ipswich Town four years ago after a bright start at Sunerland saw them promoted in his first year.

English football’s last big exile to Turkey was Graham Souness who took over Galatasaray after leaving Liverpool and thrived in the hostile atmosphere winning the Turkish Cup and Turkish Super Cup during his stay, as well as nearly starting a riot by planting a Galatasary flag in the centre of the pitch following a win over fierce rivals Fenerbahçe.

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