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Published: 10:26 | 5/5/16

Keane focused on Euro 2016


Roy Keane will only make a decision on his future after Euro 2016 as he continues to be linked with the soon-to-be vacant manager's position at Celtic.

Keane has regularly been linked with a return to club management and has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Ronny Delia at Celtic having previously turned down the job in 2014.

Speaking to ESPN’s Beyond The Pitch podcast, Keane intimated there has been no approach from Celtic and he has made it clear he will not be applying for any jobs.

"I'm not trying to cop out but I don't look too far ahead. I think what will be will be, things will take care of themselves. I believe the man upstairs will look after me one way or the other," the former Manchester United captain said.

"My only focus is on Ireland this summer. I've never been one to worry about contract situations or if a club is interested in me; I'm not one for touting myself, I don't go applying for jobs. I'm not that busy kind of personality.

"If Martin O'Neill decides to stay on and he wants me involved, we'll have a good chat about it. I'm loving the role, and grateful for the position.

"The only time you know if you're interested is if you're asked. This idea of speculation about other clubs. There's always club jobs coming up, there will be in the next few weeks, but until someone asks you that question, 'would you take that job?' there's no question to answer."

Keane was critical of Ireland's approach to Euro 2012 when the Boys in Green lost all three group matches and the assistant manager is targeting an extended run at this summer's championships in France.

"It was more the mindset of maybe the supporters and one or two of the players," Keane explained when asked about his criticism of the 2012 campaign.

"We have brilliant supporters who do love a singsong and always bring something to every tournament.

"But our mindset must be, listen, it's great we've qualified but let's not come back after a week or two and say that was great. Martin is from the same mindset as myself, we want to make a mark.

"We don't just want to just go over there, turn up and say, listen, let's have a few pints and a singsong. I think those days are gone with Ireland, particularly with Martin on board and hopefully with myself and some of the other staff and to be fair, the players we have now got involved. We want to stay as long as we can, get out of the group, take on some of the bigger countries."

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