The former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane has said that he hopes to become a manager one-day after his playing days are finished. The striker is currently playing for the MLS club LA Galaxy. He is one of the few star players within the team. The lack of David Beckham and Landon Donovan has meant that he has to shoulder the responsibility of carrying the team that won the MLS title last season. The experienced striker has played for the likes of Aston Villa, Tottenham, and Celtic during an illustrious career. He has said that he wants to be involved in the game even after the end of his playing career.
He has said that there are not many Irish players who are looking to go into management. He has recalled only a few managers like Mick McCarthy, who has gone on to become managers once their playing careers were over. Meanwhile, the 32-year-old has said that he is hoping that Frank Lampard arrives from the Premier league club Chelsea in the summer to replace David Beckham as one of the star players within the squad. Lampard is out of contract at the end of the season, and he has already expressed his interest of being able to play in a league like MLS.
“Of course, that’s my next step. I’m going to get my coaching badges. I’d like to be a coach first and kind of learn the ropes and then definitely want to be a manager. At the moment, there are no Irish managers. Pat Fenlon has done very well at Hibernian. He just came from the Irish League. He’s doing very, very well. Apart from that, there’s Mick McCarthy obviously. He’s always going to be in the running to get the next job because I think he’s well respected by everybody,” said Keane.