• Roy Keane is one of the best midfielders in Premier League history

  • Since hanging up his boots, Keane has tried his hand at management and become a regular in the Sky Sports studios

  • Read below for Roy Keane net worth and more

Roy Keane is a Premier League icon. Keane was the heartbeat of so many great Manchester United teams, a whole-hearted competitor with underrated technical ability.

He wasn’t a first goal scorer pick in football betting online or a natural creator, yet Keane always influenced a match.


Since calling it a day on the pitch, the Cork native tried his hand at management with Sunderland and Ipswich.

He’s since gone on to become a pundit, taking a typically straight-talking approach about everything from pre-game routines to shaky defending.

One of the best Premier League midfielders of all-time and with a trophy cabinet to back up that claim, Keane split opinion during his playing days, and that has continued in recent years.

Net Worth

Roy Keane net worth is thought to be around £44 million, with the midfielder reportedly earning around £350,000 per year at the start of his Old Trafford stint.

This number is dwarfed by the earnings of current Premier League players, of course, and Keane benefited from wage inflation during his time with the Red Devils.

Just before he departed for Celtic, it was believed that Keane was nearing £100,000 per week.

Keane won’t be receiving anywhere near that figure for his punditry work on Sky, but we can be pretty confident he’s handsomely compensated for his fiery takes and entertaining relationship with Micah Richards.

Keane probably isn’t the first sporting personality that comes to mind with endorsements, yet he had plenty of lucrative partnerships during his playing days.

From 7UP to KitKat and Eircom, Keane wasn’t afraid to use his name and image alongside brands, and it’s bound to have had a decent impact on his net worth. For instance, he reportedly earned €750,000 from a nine-month deal with 7UP in 2002.


Sunderland handed Roy Keane his first managerial gig in 2006. Keane was replacing Niall Quinn, who had a torrid time in a brief stint in the dugout.

The club were already in the relegation zone, and Keane was typically ruthless, adding several players before the summer transfer window closed.

Further reinforcements were added in January as the Black Cats surged up the Championship table.

Keane’s reputation as a manager was soaring just months into his career, and he was rewarded with the February and March Manager of the Month awards.

Sunderland ultimately achieved promotion and Keane won Championship Manager of the Season.

There was conflict between Keane and FIFA vice-president Jack Warner during his first season in the Premier League, however, and with the club in the relegation zone, Keane stepped down in November.

The players had reportedly grown tired of Keane’s brutal management style, and he later claimed there was tension with Quinn and Ellis Short.

Keane went on to manage Ipswich a few months later. The club never challenged for promotion during his tenure, and he was ultimately sacked in 2011. Assistant manager gigs have followed with Ireland, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

While it’s over a decade since Keane took on a job in management, he was touted as a favourite for the Sunderland job in early 2022 after Lee Johnson was sacked.

It’s been a long time, but Keane isn’t ruling out a return to management just yet.

Speaking to The Overlap Live, he said, “The deal has to be right for everyone. It didn’t fall into place last week. It wasn’t meant to be. Everything has to be right – the right challenge, the right contract. You have to fancy it…

“I’ve not had the opportunity the last few years. There has not been a club where I think, ‘I’m the right fit for that club’. You need a bit of luck. The right club has to give you the call. That hasn’t happened. It’s no big deal.”


Roy Keane’s wife is Theresa Doyle. The couple married in 1997, and they have five children together.

Shannon, Caragh, Aidan, Leah, and Alanna have generally been kept out of the spotlight, though they occasionally appear on Keane’s social media channels.

Sky Sports

Roy Keane first did media work with ITV, despite previously speaking out against the idea. It’s subjective whether he’s viewed as one of the best football pundits, but there’s no questioning how entertaining he is, even if his style isn't for everyone. 

As lead ITV football analyst from 2011, Keane covered several international tournaments and Champions League finals, including Chelsea’s 2012 triumph over Bayern Munich.

He joined Sky Sports to work on Super Sunday in 2019, and has become a regular on the network’s football coverage since.

Keane is often seen alongside former teammate Gary Neville and has more recently been accompanied by Micah Richards – the pair have provided viral moments aplenty with their stark contrast in personalities.

Keane is the perfect pundit for the social media age. His glares and rants translate superbly to Twitter. He isn’t going to be everyone’s favourite, but that’s clearly not something that bothers him.

Keane is as no-nonsense as a pundit as he was in his playing days – he’s unafraid to upset people and that makes him must-watch TV, particularly following a poor Manchester United performance. His punditry is exactly what we would have expected from Keane the player.

Barring a surprise return to management, followers of Premier League predictions are bound to see Keane on Sky Sports for years to come.


  • Premier League – 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03

  • FA Cup – 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04

  • Champions League – 1998-99

  • Scottish Premier League – 2005-06

  • Scottish League Cup - 2005-06 

  • PFA Team of the Year – 1992-93, 1996-97, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02

  • PFA Team of the Century – 1907-2007

  • FAI Senior International Player of the Year – 1997, 2001

  • Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year – 1999, 2000

  • FWA Footballer of the Year – 2000

  • ESM Team of the Year – 1999-2000

  • English Football Hall of Fame

  • FIFA 100

*Credit for the photos in this article belongs to Alamy*

Sam is a sports tipster, specialising in the Premier League and Champions League.

He covers most sports, including cricket and Formula One. Sam particularly enjoys those on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean – notably MLB and NBA.

Watching, writing and talking about sports betting takes up most of his time, whether that is for a day out at T20 Finals Day or a long night of basketball.

Having been writing for several years, Sam has been working with 888Sport since 2016, contributing multiple articles per week to the blog.