NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Roy Keane is back in soccer management at the club where he started his professional career.
The former Manchester United captain has been hired as assistant manager of second-tier English club Nottingham Forest, an appointment that sees him link up again with Martin O'Neill.
O'Neill, who was recently hired as Forest manager, had Keane as his No. 2 when in charge of Ireland's national team. They both left their positions with Ireland in November.
DUBLIN (AP) — Mick McCarthy has returned for his second stint as Republic of Ireland coach, replacing Martin O'Neill, who left Tuesday after five years in charge.
The Football Association of Ireland said Sunday that McCarthy would stay in charge for two years, and that Stephen Kenny, who was taking immediate charge of the Under-21s team, would succeed him after the 2020 European Championship.
DUBLIN (AP) — Martin O'Neill ended his five-year stint as Ireland coach on Wednesday after relegation in the UEFA Nations League, taking assistant Roy Keane with him.
Under O'Neill, Ireland advanced from the group stage at the 2016 European Championship for the first time, but fell short of qualifying the 2018 World Cup after a 5-1 aggregate playoff loss to Denmark.
After missing out on its three top targets, Stoke finally landed a new coach to try to keep the team in the English Premier League by hiring Paul Lambert on Monday.
In the nine days since firing Mark Hughes, Stoke had seen Derby manager Gary Rowett, Ireland coach Martin O'Neill and Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores reject the chance to take charge of a side that recently slipped into the relegation zone.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark failed to break through some stubborn defending by Ireland in a lackluster 0-0 draw in the first leg of their World Cup playoff on Saturday.
Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph was forced to make two good saves in the first half but was protected well after halftime, with Denmark star Christian Eriksen kept quiet at Parken Stadium.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is upbeat over his team's chances of beating Wales in their must-win soccer World Cup qualifier in Cardiff on Monday.
"It's there for us, let's go for it," O'Neill told Irish broadcaster RTE after their 2-0 win over Moldova on Friday.
Two goals from Daryl Murphy gave Ireland victory, while Tom Lawrence's strike was enough for Wales to win 1-0 at Georgia and keep both sides in contention to reach Russia.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Celtic completed a trophy treble in Scottish soccer and finished the domestic season undefeated after beating Aberdeen 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final thanks to an injury-time goal on Saturday.
Midfielder Tom Rogic scored from an acute angle in the second minute of stoppage time at Hampden Park to ensure Celtic added the cup to the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup.