Ireland assistant speaks to the media in France
Roy Keane says his age means he still has plenty of time to fulfil his club management ambitions.
The Ireland assistant manager has agreed to stay on for a further two years with the national team alongside Martin O'Neill after Euro 2016.
Although he retains full-time management ambitions, he feels he is young enough to be patient about returning to the club scene to resurrect a career which saw him previously in charge of Sunderland and Ipswich.
"Things fell into place the last few days that [O'Neill] was going to stay on and he wanted me to be part of it and I didn't really hesitate," he said.
"And the club stuff. I'm 44 years of age. I've plenty of time for that. I am keen to get back into it. When I said short-term, I mean in the next few years, I didn't mean in the next few weeks. But yeah, we're happy to stay on. I really enjoy the job and really enjoy working with the people I do."
He also added that he has received management offers in his time as an Ireland assistant but that none "rocked his boat enough to leave the Irish job".