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Last Updated: Tuesday August 29 2006 15:17 GMT

Roy Keane named Sunderland boss

Roy Keane

Roy Keane has signed a contract at the Stadium of Light to become the manager of Championship strugglers Sunderland.

The former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland star took charge of the club after their game with West Bromwich, which they won 2-0.

But he's still got a lot to do at the Stadium of Light, with Sunderland near the bottom of the league.

Keane, 35, only stopped playing in June after a spell at Celtic, and this is his first job as a manager.

Roy Keane

Keane has been told there is money to bring in new players, but only has until Thursday's transfer deadline to make changes.

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