ROY KEANE is in talks with Azerbaijan to become its new national team boss.
The television enthusiast is ready to take over after sidelining after leaving the Republic of Ireland.
And the wealthy state has made former Manchester United legend Keane their first choice to lead them into the League of Nations.
Azerbaijan has been promoted to group C and has a chance to qualify from it as it attempts to climb the map.
The conditions are attractive, but Keane may need to be persuaded to take on the job as he wants to be sure his next job is good.
Azerbaijan is pushing for a response in the next 48 hours as its search for Nikola Jurcevic’s successor comes to an end.
A source close to the Azerbaijani FA confirmed that Keane was their first choice.
But they soon want a decision from him.
Keane’s outspoken comments have made him one of the best television experts in the world.
However, the former manager of Sunderland and Ipswich still considers himself a coach.