Robbie Keane is poised to return to LA Galaxy as the club's new manager, four years after he said goodbye to the MLS giants.

According to a report in the Irish Sun, Keane is set to replace Guillermo Barros Schelotto who was sacked as manager of the club after a poor string off results.

LA Galaxy sit at the bottom of the Western Conference with just four wins all season and are in the midst of a six-game losing streak.

According to the report, Keane has already identified the members of his backroom staff, to help him at the club he spent five seasons as a player.

Keane scored 83 goals in 125 goals appearances for the MLS club and helped them to a period of league dominance as he won three MLS Cups in his time at the club.

The 40-year-old had been part of Mick McCarthy's coaching staff during his second spell in charge of Ireland, but was not kept on when Stephen Kenny took over earlier in the year.