KATIE TAYLOR SAYS her childhood hero Roy Keane is the man to replace Giovanni Trapattoni as Republic of Ireland manager.
The Olympic champion played internationally for Ireland before she gave up her promising soccer career to chase boxing gold.
And though former Celtic and Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill remains the strong bookmakers’ favourite, Taylor thinks the FAI should be looking at Keane.
“Trapattoni did a great job in getting us to the European finals,” Taylor said.
“Maybe he made a few bad decisions in terms of leaving a few players out but what difference would those players have made, really? What world-class players do we have in the team?
“I’d like Roy Keane to get it.
“I haven’t actually met him but he was one of my heroes growing up: him and Sonia O’Sullivan.”