Sport Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill were on television pundit duty for Manchester United's Champions League match against Real Sociedad

The duo were confirmed as the new management team of the national side last night

Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill were on television pundit duty for Manchester United's Champions League match against Real Sociedad

Comment: Roy Keane's reunion with the Republic of Ireland will be bumpy, but unmissable

Get the popcorn out, this is going to be worth watching. The Republic of Ireland have, somehow, thought it wise to employ Roy Keane as the assistant to Martin O'Neill as the head coach of the national team.

Kevin Ball asks to be considered for the role

Sunderland v Manchester United: Kevin Ball looking to maintain unlikely beaten run

Last caretaker spell saw Ball draw 0-0 with United at Old Trafford

Giovanni Trapattoni looks set for an exit as Republic of Ireland coach unless he can perform a miraculous turnaround

Giovanni Trapattoni leaves Republic of Ireland: Matt Holland, Steve Staunton and Jason McAteer reaction

The Italian has left following a poor World Cup qualification campaign

Danny Guthrie

Reading 2 Ipswich 1 match report: Danny Guthrie gives Royals comeback win after Jay Tabb opener

Cole Skuse own goal had levelled things up before Guthrie's 74th minute winner

The Wolves manager suffered relegation with Doncaster last season

Dean Saunders struggles to stop Wolves 'runaway train' from crashing again

There will be a 1980s reunion at Molineux today as Wolverhampton Wanderers mark the 25th anniversary of their Wembley victory over Burnley in the final of the Football League Trophy – or Sherpa Van Trophy as it was then known.

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Paul Ince

Paul Ince set to be named Blackpool boss

Paul Ince is set to be unveiled as Blackpool manager on Monday after he watched the Tangerines slip to a 1-0 defeat at Ipswich this afternoon.

Emmanuel Frimpong set to go out on loan

Emmanuel Frimpong has quashed speculation he will leave Arsenal in January but has indicated that he would like to go out on loan.

<b>October 9 - Owen Coyle (Bolton) </b><br/>
Having taken over at the Reebok in January 2010, Owen Coyle would see Bolton relegated the following season in a campaign which will be remembered for the heart-attack suffered by midfielder Fabrice Muamba. Bolton targeted an immediate return to the Premier League but with the club in 18th position after 10 games, the former Burnley boss was shown the door.

Fabrice Muamba urges Bolton to make right managerial appointment

Fabrice Muamba believes a strong managerial appointment will help his former Bolton team-mates return to the Barclays Premier League at the first time of asking.

Harry Redknapp says Roy Hodgson needs time to make his mark on England

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp joins Match Of The Day as pundit

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has joined Match Of The Day as a regular pundit for the new season.

Roy Keane

Roy Keane in frame for Nottingham Forest job

Roy Keane would be interested in the vacant managerial post at Nottingham Forest if he was approached by the club's new owners, according to the former Manchester United captain's representative.

Ireland's Richard Dunne relishes the big stage provided by Euro 2012

Richard Dunne says he cannot wait to make up for lost time as he prepares to taste major tournament action for the first time.

Stale Solbakken

Wolves confirm appointment of former Norway international Stale Solbakken as new manager

Wolves this morning confirmed the appointment of Stale Solbakken as their new manager.

Hodgson hopes to avoid claiming another victim

A top-half finish for the first time in the Premier League era remains the objective for 10th-placed West Bromwich Albion, yet having already accounted for two opposing managers this season, there is one statistic that Roy Hodgson, the head coach, is eager to avoid.

Terry Connor says he will review his part in Wolves' dismal season

Terry Connor keen on Wolves role but says he will put club first

Interim manager Terry Connor wants Wolverhampton Wanderers to put the future of the club ahead of his own when the season is reviewed next month. Connor will, after the final game on 13 May, offer his input into a campaign that has seen Wolves relegated from the Premier League.

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