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kea-no ‘If I don’t get another chance, it’s not a big deal’ - Roy Keane opens up on failed Sunderland talks

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Roy Keane will remain in his punditry role as he awaits the right management opportunity.

Roy Keane will remain in his punditry role as he awaits the right management opportunity.

Roy Keane will remain in his punditry role as he awaits the right management opportunity.

Roy Keane has opened up about his failed talks with Sunderland, admitting that the deal did not suit him.

The Cork native (50) had two rounds of talks with the Black Cats last week with a view to returning as manager for a second spell, having led them to the Premier League in 2007.

The former Manchester United captain claimed ‘it wasn't meant to be' and will continue in his role as a TV pundit after Sunderland chose Alex Neil as their new boss.

Speaking at The Overlap Live in Manchester, he said: “I've said it before. The deal has to be right for everyone.

“It didn't fall into place last week. It wasn't meant to be.

“Everything has to be right. The right challenge. The right contract. You have to fancy it.

“I've not had that opportunity the last few years. There has not been a club where I think, ‘I'm the right fit for that club’.

“If I don't get another chance, it's no big deal,” the Mayfield man added.

“You need a bit of luck. The right club has to give you the call. That hasn't happened. It's no big deal.”

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