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Thursday media watch [03.07.14 PM]: More Keane reaction
A round-up of the afternoon media headlines.
3rd Jul 2014
Thursday media watch [03.07.14 PM]: More Keane reaction


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Express and Star: New assistant manager Roy Keane warned Villa fans he cannot "promise miracles" - as he insisted his reputation as a ranter and raver was unfair. The Irishman, who will also continue as No.2 to Martin O'Neill with the Ireland squad, has been keen to make a return to the day-to-day workings of football since being sacked as Ipswich manager in January 2011.

ClubCall: Roy Keane is looking to help Aston Villa improve their results and performances next season after being named Paul Lambert's assistant. The 42-year-old former Sunderland and Ipswich manager was finally unveiled as the new assistant boss at Villa Park where he will help replace Ian Culverhouse and football operations manager Gary Karsa, who were suspended and then sacked for unspecified disciplinary reasons.

ClubCall: Brad Guzan has described Roy Keane's appointment as Aston Villa assistant manager as a "huge boost" ahead of next season. Keane was named as Paul Lambert's right-hand man earlier this week and he will hope to have a big influence on the side after two frustrating campaigns in the Premier League.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa defender Janoi Donacien has signed a new two-year deal with the Premier League club. The 20-year-old central defender becomes the latest youngster to commit his future to the club, following in the footsteps of Gary Gardner and Callum Robinson who both signed new deal this week.

ClubCall: Young Aston Villa defender Janoi Donacien has signed a new two-year extension to his contract. The 20-year-old, who impressed for the Under-21 side last season, has put pen to paper and will hope to break through into Paul Lambert's first-team squad in the upcoming campaign.

BBC Sport: Leeds United have signed goalkeeper Stuart Taylor on a one-year deal.Taylor started his career at Arsenal, who he helped to the Premier League title in 2001-02, before spells at Aston Villa and Manchester City.

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BBC Sport: Celtic have signed Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon on a two-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months.

Sky Sports: Liverpool are holding out for a fee of around £80m for Luis Suarez, according to Sky sources, as talks with Barcelona continued on Thursday.

BBC Sport: Samir Nasri is expected to sign a new long-term contract with Manchester City when he returns to pre-season training next week.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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