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Robbie Keane has reportedly landed a big job in management

By James Fenton

October 16, 2020 at 12:55pm

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Robbie Keane is reportedly set return to LA Galaxy as manager after enjoying a successful spell at the club as a player between 2011 and 2016.

A return to California with LA Galaxy would see Robbie Keane enter management for the first time since a brief spell as player-manager of ATK in India back in 2018. The Dubliner remains hugely popular with fans of the MLS side and The Irish Sun reports that they will soon be welcoming their hero back across the Atlantic.

The publication states that Keane 'has already got a backroom team in place to head Stateside with him for his first managerial role'. He will take over from Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who lost his job earlier this week.

Keane scored 104 goals in 165 appearances for the Los Angeles outfit during his five-year spell and helped them win three MLS Cups. He was appointed captain of the club in 2013.

Along with his limited management experience in India, Keane has also worked as an assistant manager to Mick McCarthy for Ireland and held the same role at Middlesbrough from June 2019 to June 2020.

In 2019, LA Galaxy had an average attendance of 23,205. They haven't won the MLS Cup since 2014, when their prospective new manager was still playing for them.

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