Roy Maurice Keane popular as Roy Keane is a former Irish footballer who played the majority of his professional career with Manchester United. He also served as the assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland and was most recently the assistant manager of Nottingham Forest in 2019. He currently serves as a pundit with Sky Sports.
Roy Keane is also regarded as one of the best and most successful Irish footballers of all-time. The former captain of Manchester United, Keane won 7 Premier League titles, 2 Champions League and several trophies with Manchester United.
Keane is one of the greatest footballers of all time. His work, contributions, achievements are highly appreciable. With his true dedication and devotion, he has made a huge impact in the world of football. Keane has a whopping net worth of $60 million dollars that is impeccable.
During his playing career, Keane joined Manchester United for a transfer fee of £3.75 million where he earned an annual salary of €400,000 during the mid-1990s. With his impressive performance, his wage was later increased to €58,000 a week in 2000. He was later paid €100,000 a week making him one of the highest-paid players in the world.
Keane joined Celtic at the end of his career in 2006 where he took a €80,000 pay cut. After taking retirement from playing career, he worked as an assistant coach of Ireland National Team where he was paid €600,000 as salary.
His talents, expertise, and experiences paid him a fortune of earnings and salaries. Keane has a big mansion in the Ipswich area, which he purchased for his family on 6 June 2009. Recently in 2018, Keane listed his mansion in Cheshire for £9.5 million. He had bought the house for £3.2m in 2005. He also owns a house in Hale, United Kingdom.
Keane married his long-term girlfriend, Theresa Doyle after having an affair for several years. The duo met in 1992 when Theresa worked as a dental assistant and Keane was a player of Nottingham Forest.
They conducted their marriage in Mayfield, Cork, in 1997. Keane and his wife have five children: Shannon, Caragh, Aidan, Leah, and Alanna. Keane and Theresa are doing well in their marital life and they don't have any issues of divorce till now.
In October 2014, Keane published his second part of his autobiography The Second Half which was released by Roddy Doyle. In the 2011-12 season, Keane worked as ITV chief football analyst and appeared on every live ITV match along with presenter Adrian Chiles and Gareth Southgate.
Unlike other celebs, Keane also has been through several controversies throughout his career.
Keane was born on 10 August 1971 in Cork, Ireland. He was born in a working-class family. His father Maurice had a job in the knitwear company while he was a child.
From an early age, Keane showed a keen interest in the sports. During his childhood, he played boxing but soon he discovered his passion for soccer. As a child, Keane followed Celtic and Tottenham Hotspur. Liam Brady and Glenn Hoddle were his favorite players.
In his 18 years of long playing career, Keane played for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, Manchester United, and Celtic. He started his professional career with the Cobh Ramblers, where he played from 1989 to 1990.
Keane played 3 seasons with Nottingham Forest before joining Manchester United in 1993. Keane's outstanding performance helped him to excel as a captain of Manchester United from 1997 until his departure in 2005.
Then he signed with Celtic where he played for a season. He took retirement from club football on June 12, 2006.
Keane also represented Ireland at the national level of football. He played the 1994 World Cup with the national team but was sent home from the 2002 World Cup after his disputes with the coach. He played 67 matches with the national team in 2005 after the team failed to qualify for the World Cup 2006.
Shortly after his retirement, Keane was hired as a manager of Sunderland, where he served from 2006 to 2008. Currently, Keane works as an assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team.
He has managed other clubs like Ipswich Town and Aston Villa previously and won the Football League Championship with Sunderland in 2006.
Keane even joined Slaven Bilic and Lee Dixon as the football pundits for ITV's 2018 World Cup coverage. In 2009, he also appeared with Harry Redknapp and Gareth Southgate as a pundit for ITV's Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United.