Man Utd Class of 92 could hire Roy Keane as next Salford City manager

Roy Keane has emerged as one of the early front-runners to replace Graham Alexander as Salford City’s new manager.

Alexander was dismissed earlier this week, following a run of just one win in his last 10 home league games in 2020.

The club’s owners, Manchester United legends Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Nicky Butt made the decision, despite the Ammies sitting in fifth place in League Two.

Scholes will take temporary charge, but Mirror Sport claim that the “Class of 92” could turn to former team-mate Keane to take on job permanently.

Keane is desperate to get back into management for the first time in almost a decade.

The former United skipper hasn’t held the top job at a club since he left Ipswich in 2011. Since then he has been assistant to Martin O’Neill with the Republic of Ireland – as well as two short stints as the No.2 at Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

In recent years, Keane has been a pundit for both ITV and Sky Sports, where he has become an outspoken critic of his former club.

He was pictured in the stands of Salford’s Peninsula Stadium at the weekend, with the image sparking speculation he could be the man to take over.

Bookmakers have Warren Joyce, currently boss of Salford's development squad, as favourite for the role, while former Wigan boss Paul Cook is also among the contenders.

Scholes meanwhile, will take charge of his first training session on Tuesday as Salford prepare for the trip to Port Vale on Saturday.

That will be captured by Sky cameras for the latest series of 'Out Of Their League', a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on at the club.

The 45-year-old has not had a taste of management since his 31-day spell as manager of Oldham Athletic in 2019.

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