Wednesday media watch [02.07.14 PM]: Keane press reaction
FourFourTwo: Roy Keane has told Aston Villa supporters he "cannot promise miracles" but has vowed to do all he can to boost results. The Irishman was announced as assistant manager to Paul Lambert on Tuesday, bringing an end to months of speculation. Keane - who will remain as number two to Martin O'Neill for the Republic of Ireland - has previously been in charge at Sunderland and Ipswich Town. The 42-year-old is now hoping to use his experience to help Villa improve on a 15th-place finish last term.
TheFA.com: Aston Villa's Gary Gardner is aiming to put injury frustration behind him and establish himself on the Premier League stage with the help of Roy Keane. Former England U21 midfielder Gardner broke into Villa's first-team way back in 2011 after a promising start to his career, but after suffering a second anterior cruciate ligament injury, his progress has stalled over the past two years. After a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday late last season, Gardner is back in pre-season training with the Villans, and he is hoping to flourish this year with the help of the club's new assistant manager Roy Keane.
Setanta Sports: New assistant manager Roy Keane is at Aston Villa to 'help the team and get results' but he is refusing to promise miracles. Keane made the first steps towards a return to day-to-day management when he was appointed as number two to Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and he will now adopt a similar role under Paul Lambert at Aston Villa. It is three years since Keane was sacked as Ipswich manager but he has enjoyed the experience of working with the national team and believes he can help improve Villa's fortunes.
Sky Sports: New Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane says he cannot "promise miracles" in his new role under Paul Lambert but hopes to make a positive impact on performances and results. The Irishman, who will also remain as Martin O'Neill's number two with the Republic of Ireland, has been keen to make a return to the day-to-day workings of football since being sacked as Ipswich manager in January 2011. Keane, despite previously being in charge at Sunderland, insists he has no problems being an assistant.
BBC Sport: Roy Keane says he is "excited and delighted" to be working in the Premier League again after his appointment as Aston Villa's assistant manager. Keane, 42, was confirmed as Paul Lambert's new number two on Tuesday. He will combine the Villa role with his existing job as assistant to Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill. "I look forward to getting to know the players, their strengths and weaknesses," Keane said. "I've always had that pull to get back into a club."
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