Tuesday media watch [03.06.14 AM]: Keane linked with role
Birmingham Mail: Roy Keane has sensationally emerged as a strong contender to become Paul Lambert's new assistant manager at Villa. The former Manchester United and Ireland legend turned down the chance to become Celtic boss yesterday, but is in the frame to become Lambert's No.2, according to sources in Ireland.
Birmingham Mail: Hit-and-miss winger Aleksandar Tonev has vowed his best is yet to come at Villa after admitting he has struggled to settle in to the Premier League. Tonev's ambition for next season is to strive to reach the levels of Bulgarian compatriots Stiliyan Petrov and Dimitar Berbatov in the English top flight.
Daily Mail: Roy Keane is considering a return to the Barclays Premier League as Paul Lambert's assistant at Aston Villa. The former Manchester United midfielder yesterday turned down the job of Celtic manager and may be on the brink of a move to Villa Park.
Times: Roy Keane has withdrawn from the running to succeed Neil Lennon as Celtic manager, bringing to an end the discussions with Dermot Desmond, the club's majority shareholder, which began last week, and recommitting himself to his position with Ireland. It also emerged last night that Keane is seriously considering an offer to become assistant to Paul Lambert, the Aston Villa manager.
Daily Express: Roy Keane was last night weighing up an offer to become Paul Lambert's new No.2 at Aston Villa - just hours after pulling out of the race for the top job at Celtic. Keane yesterday told the Scottish giants he wanted to stay on as Republic of Ireland assistant boss alongside Martin O'Neill. But it is understood he is tempted by what would be a shock arrival at Villa as it would enable him to also keep his position with the Republic.
Mirror: Roy Keane is considering a shock move to become Paul Lambert's new sidekick at Aston Villa. Keane is tempted as it would allow him to continue working for Ireland under Martin O'Neill and remain an ITV pundit.
Mirror: Randy Lerner is ready to slash his asking price for Aston Villa - from £200million to £150m. The American is actively trying to sell the club and brokers have now sounded out potential buyers at a reduced price.
Daily Star: Aston Villa want Roy Keane as their assistant manager. The former Manchester United midfielder yesterday ruled himself out of the running to become Celtic boss.
The Sun: Paul Lambert wants Roy Keane to be his new No.2 at Aston Villa. And the move could still see him stay on as Republic of Ireland assistant manager.
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