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Robbie Keane says he would like to manage Ireland's national team in future

Robbie Keane would like to manage Ireland in the future.

The 32-year-old forward is Ireland's captain and career scoring leader with 54 goals. He has won two Major League Soccer titles with the Los Angeles Galaxy and last month agreed to a contract through 2014. When he's done playing, he'd like to move into management.

During an interview with The Associated Press on Monday at Red Bull Arena, Keane said, "Of course, that's my next step."

Keane says he wants to be an assistant first and "learn the ropes," then become a head coach.