Roy Keane has refused to be drawn into a row with his former Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
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Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill does not expect the appointment of Martin O'Neill as Republic of Ireland boss to impact on player eligibility – a touchstone of O'Neill's tenure at Windsor Avenue has been his attempt to stem the flow of Northern Irish-born talent to the Republic.
– Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill on namesake Martin.
It doesn't really matter who is in charge of the Republic in terms of the eligibility question.
My focus, pure and simple, is to make sure that our young players know what we are trying to do as an association and what we are trying to build with our younger players in terms of giving them the chance of having an international career.
I know most of our young age-group footballers by name and have worked on the training pitch with them and hopefully that is a help.
"I've spoken to Martin on a few occasions and he was very helpful to me before I took this job and since.
The new Republic of Ireland managerial team, Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane, talk about an exciting future for the national side.
The FAI have claimed this morning that talks with Martin O'Neill over the vacant Republic of Ireland manager's job are at an "advanced stage". ITV Football pundit Roy Keane is tipped to team up with O'Neill. Both men are set to provide analysis for ITV on Sociedad v Man Utd tonight.
More to follow.
Talk of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane taking the ROI job. A merging of 2 fascinating and complex individuals is a mouthwatering prospect.
Journo: Any change on #ROI situation? Mick: No, it’s still in the same place. You can fly from Stansted or Southend on Aer Lingus or Ryanair