Robbie Keane would "absolutely" like to manage the LA Galaxy someday, if he was offered the job

For all the LA Galaxy's storied history as one of Major League Soccer's original club, they've rarely been managed by a former player. It's safe to say Robbie Keane would be open to that changing. 

On the second episode of the new podcast Kickin' Off with Kevin Egan, the three-time MLS Cup winner told the Atlanta United broadcaster he'd definitely consider such a role at the club if it was ever open to him in the future.

"Down the line, yes absolutely," Keane told Egan. "LA Galaxy is a team that, as you know, I absolutely love. The people there are great. The country itself I love, my family loved it there. My little lad was born there, Hudson. It’s certainly a place that means a lot to me. I’ve been there for five-and-a-half years. I would. Of course, why not?"

Since retirement in 2018, Keane has been involved in learning the coaching side of the game as an assistant with the Ireland national team and Middlesbrough in England. He would be only the third former Galaxy player to manage the club, and only the second on a permanent basis. Cobi Jones briefly took the interim role briefly in August of 2008, and Curt Onalfo lasted roughly a half-season in 2017.

Keane made 125 regular season appearances for the Galaxy and 21 more in the postseason, helping the club win MLS Cup in 2011, 2012 and 2014. He was also Landon Donovan MLS MVP in 2014, as well as MVP of the 2014 MLS Cup, a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution.