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Report: LA Galaxy discuss managerial vacancy with Robbie Keane

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The LA Galaxy approached former striker Robbie Keane to discuss the club's managerial vacancy, sources told ESPN's James Olley.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto was sacked as LA Galaxy boss last Thursday, with Dominic Kinnear taking interim duties for the second time in three seasons.

The MLS franchise is at the bottom of the Western Conference - a serious slump in fortunes compared to the successes during Keane's time in the Galaxy's strikeforce. The Irishman helped the Galaxy to three MLS Cup triumphs in a roughly five-year span.

The 40-year-old is interested in taking the job, but the Galaxy reportedly want to talk to other candidates before appointing Schelotto's full-time successor. Keane has coaching experience through a brief player-manager stint with India's ATK before spells assisting Jonathan Woodgate at Middlesbrough and Mick McCarthy with the Republic of Ireland.

Keane's admitted interest in taking over the Galaxy in the future.

"I've got a great relationship there with everybody. I think I made it clear: MLS is a league that's pushing on, getting bigger and bigger. It's certainly something that would excite me in the future," Keane replied in an interview with theScore last February.

"I've got such a good relationship with the fans and people at the Galaxy, and I loved my time in America. It was a fantastic place to live with my family."

Keane plundered 83 goals in 125 appearances for the Galaxy between 2011-16. He also scored 126 Premier League goals during his much-traveled career.

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