Manchester United captain Roy Keane has admitted he is tempted to return to international football, two years aft6er he quit following his well-publicised bust-up with former Ireland manager Mick McCarthy.
“Part of me has said that I had unfinished business and it will always be that way,” Keane said.
The former Republic of Ireland skipper admits that the final decision on his international rehabilitation rests with current coach Brian Kerr.
“I don’t think it would be as simple as me saying I would come back, it’s down to Brian Kerr, it’s as simple as that.”
Kerr has tried to persuade Keane to return to the international scene when he took over as national coach but the United midfielder rejected the overtures.
But now, Keane appears to have undergone a change of heart.
“I have always said I have missed international football – but then felt it was important to move on,” he acknowledged.
“It might upset some of the players so I don’t believe that it’s as simple as saying that I would be available for selection again.”
“Obviously Brian is doing things properly now which I felt the previous manager (Mick McCarthy) wasn’t doing,” added Keane.