Sky Sports have confirmed that former Ireland and Manchester United captain Roy Keane will be joining them as a pundit for the remainder of the Premier League season.
Keane will be on duty for tomorrow’s Super Sunday games which sees his former club United take on West Ham as well as league leaders Liverpool in action against Chelsea.
The former Ireland assistant manager had outlined his desire to return to coaching but it appears as though those plans will be put on the back burner for the foreseeable future.
Keane had made headlines earlier this month after his appearance on an Off The Ball roadshow, drawing particular ire from many for his controversial comments about former Irish striker Jon Walters and his personal life.
The Cork native will now find himself in the limelight once again as he joins the likes of Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Jose Mourinho as a Sky Sports pundit.
“I’ve worked with Sky Sports quite a few times over the years and it’s always been an experience I’ve enjoyed, so this makes absolute sense,” said Keane. “While I’m not coaching I still want to be involved in the game and in some ways, this is the next best thing.
“It’s a game of opinions, I’ve never shied away from giving mine and that’s only going to continue this season. Sky Sports has always been famous for the heated debates – I look forward to starting a few more.”
Keane does have experience in punditry having featured on Sky Sports towards the end of last season as well as appearing for ITV a number of years ago.
Despite some criticism over his most recent public appearance, Keane will no doubt be a massive draw for the channel with many bound to tune in just to hear his no-nonsense approach to punditry.