Roy Keane looks set to double-job it as he is in line to become the number two at Aston Villa as well as keeping his role in the Ireland set-up. 

The Irish Times are reporting that the announcement that Keane will join Paul Lambert at Villa Park is imminent, amid speculation linking the Corkman to the role which has been ongoing for several weeks. 

Lambert has been looking to add to his staff after Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa were were both sacked last season, and the backroom team has plenty of work to do to help Aston Villa to improve on their performances last term. 

Players are due back on Monday for preseason training, and if they turn up in the dressing room to see Roy, they can guarantee that they're not going to enjoy the following few weeks with Keane at the helm, given the high standards he sets. 

He has seen his profile rise again after the appointment to the Ireland role having spent some time away from the game after spells with Sunderland and Ipswich, and was also linked to the Celtic job earlier this summer, which led to rumours that he would depart the Ireland set-up. However, it seems this role with Aston Villa is seen as more compatible with the job as Martin O'Neill's assistant, and he is expected to balance both commitments, at least for the time being. 

Via The Irish Times