The couple met each other in the year 1992 when Theresa was a junior dentist and Keane was playing for Nottingham Forest. Keane initially found life in Nottingham difficult due to the long periods away from his family, and he would often ask the club for a few days' home leave to return to Cork. Keane stood down as manager on 4 December after bringing doubt on his future with comments made in the wake of the 4–1 home defeat by Bolton Wanderers the previous weekend.  In November 2013, he was appointed assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team by manager Martin O'Neill. I wish him all the very best in his career and future endeavours. Here's all you need to know about the life and career of Cork's favourite hardman; Keane started off in local club Cobh Ramblers where he caught the eye of scouts and was soon snapped up by Nottingham Forest who were managed by Brian Clough. In the second half of the season, however, the team's form was much improved (especially at home) and survival in the division was guaranteed with two games to go with a home win against Middlesbrough. 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Keane made headlines again in the 2001 Manchester derby, when five minutes from the final whistle, he was sent off for a knee-high foul on Alf-Inge Håland in what was seen by many as an act of revenge.  Keane later stated that he was on the verge on taking the Celtic job and had met with Celtic owner Dermot Desmond but felt "they didn't make him feel wanted enough" and rejected the offer. The Cobh Journal — the local parish newsletter — reporter Tiernan O’Shea who was covering the match told us.  The capacity crowd of 69,591 remains the largest crowd ever for a testimonial match in England. Domestically, they were eliminated from the FA Cup by Middlesbrough in the fourth round and finished third in the Premier League, their lowest final position in the league since 1991.  Later that year, Keane scored the only goal in the final of the Intercontinental Cup, as United defeated Palmeiras in Tokyo.  The Irish Examiner's obituary noted how "At critical moments when the nation's happiness seemed entwined with Roy's moods, he turned to his Labrador Triggs and took to the road".. Keane was appointed manager of Sunderland shortly after his retirement as a player and took the club from 23rd position in the Football League Championship, in late August, to win the division title and gain promotion to the Premier League.  He also played a friendly for Norway in between both matches. Usually operating in either a holding or box-to-box role in the centre of the pitch, his most prominent traits were his stamina, intelligence, positional sense, tenacity, aggression, physical strength, and ball-winning abilities, although he was a complete midfielder, who possessed a wide range of skills; indeed, he was also capable of carrying the ball forward effectively after obtaining possession, and either distributing it to other players, controlling the game and dictating the tempo in midfield, starting attacking plays, or even creating chances for his teammates, courtesy of his composure on the ball, first touch, and precise, efficient passing. Caption: Roy Keane with his wife, Theresa Doyle. The player and his wife have five children altogether. Keane scored his 50th goal for Manchester United on 5 February 2005 in a league game against Birmingham City.  He would continue to hold this view throughout the remainder of his time spent with the national team, which led to numerous confrontations with the Irish management. Martin O'Neill admitted he won't stand in his way of taking over the reins at Celtic Park.  Ferguson was angered further by Keane's admission during an MUTV phone-in that he would be "prepared to play elsewhere" after the expiration of his current contract with United at the end of the season. ankle. Ferguson ensured they had the paperwork ready and met up with Keane on Saturday and signed him for Manchester United for £3.75 million, a British transfer record at the time. , The incident was broadcast live on Sky Sports, with Keane heard telling match referee Graham Poll to, "Tell him [Vieira] to shut his fucking mouth!" Unsurprisingly, Keane is a very private person and you will rarely see anything in the news or anywhere for that matter on his family life. Keane along with Harry Redknapp and Gareth Southgate (who Keane was sent off for stamping on during an FA Cup semi-final in 1995) were pundits for ITV's coverage of the Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona.  Initial reports suggested Keane was offered a contract of around £40,000 per week; however, this was rejected by the player himself in his second autobiography, in which he claimed he was only paid £15,000 per week while a Celtic player. The beginning of the 2008–09 season would prove to be tumultuous. Despite early fears that the injury was career-threatening, and suggestions of a future hip-replacement from his surgeon, he was back in the United team by December.  That same month Keane experienced "one of the worst and longest nights" of his career when Sunderland had to come from 2–0 down at home in a League Cup tie against Northampton Town.  They moved out of the property and offered it for sale in 2015. "We're all going to spend time together, go walk in the park and after a month or two they didn't have the same plan as me so I think they were kind of missing me going to work.". An influential presence on the pitch, in addition to his playing ability, Keane also stood out for his leadership and determination throughout his career, as well as his strong character. Never again. , In October 2014, Keane caused controversy after his book was released before crucial Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Germany.  Referee Poll later revealed that he should have sent off both players before the match had begun, though was under pressure not to do so.  However, it was Championship club Sunderland where Keane chose to launch his managerial career, reuniting him with the club's chairman and outgoing manager, Niall Quinn. Keane has also worked as a studio analyst for British channel ITV's football coverage. 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"A couple of weeks before that I was asked to do the United game against Celtic at Old Trafford. Some observers felt that the "new" Keane had become less influential in midfield as a consequence of the change in his style of play, possibly brought about by decreased mobility after his hip operation. On 12 June 2006, Keane announced his retirement from professional football on medical advice, only six months after joining Celtic.