Keane is believed to have seen Villa boss Paul Lambert on Friday morning and told him he was unable to combine the two jobs. The former Sunderland and Ipswich boss is also believed to be struggling to spend time with his family.
“Ultimately, my roles with Villa and Ireland and combining my commitment to these have become too much. It isn’t fair to either Villa or Ireland, so I’ve made this decision,” Keane said in a statement released today.
Villa boss Paul Lambert added: “Roy came to me this morning and he informed me that, ultimately, the difficulty of combining both roles has prompted his decision, which I respect totally.
“In the brief period we have worked together he has been great in the role and I understand his reasons for leaving.”
Villa’s 1-1 draw with Southampton on Monday night has left them just outside the Premier League’s relegation zone and without a win in nine games.
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