ITV Sports last night.

Adrian Chiles: “Martin, the question on everyone’s lips, why choose Roy to work with?”

Martin O’Neill: “I’ve asked myself that many a time in the last couple [of days] or forty eight hours, but he’s coming with me! Personally speaking, it will be great for me, but more importantly it will be great for The Republic Of Ireland.”

Chiles: “Roy?”

“Fantastic news, delighted obviously, honoured that Martin’s asked me to come and help with the team. Fully excited – I mightn’t look it, but I am! And looking forward to working with the players in trying to get to the Euros.”

“It’s a Yin and Yang – I don’t know who’s a Yin and who’s a Yang – but it’s a marriage made in heaven – possibly?”

“Well, I’m the bad cop and I think he’s the bad, bad cop! But I think we’re excited by it, it looks as if we’ve got something to go with, to go forward with – looking forward to it greatly!”

Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill appointments a coup for Republic of Ireland, but don’t expect peace and harmony (Telegraph)