Keane and Keegan Have Great Respect For Each Other


Yesterday Roy Keane was waxing lyrical about Kevin Keegan and Keegan today seems to have returned the compliment.

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Roy Keene – a very promising future manager for Sunderland

Kevin talked today about Sunderland manager Roy Keane:

“In a way, Roy’s experience at Sunderland was similar to mine when I came to manage Newcastle back in 1992,” “People wondered if I had what it took to manage at the highest level, and they had the same doubts about Roy Keane.”

“Well, they’ll not be having any doubts about Roy Keane now, and in my view, one day Roy will be given the opportunity to do what I did with Newcastle and that is manage a club he played for in Manchester United.”

Roy Keane, who gave Keegan lots of praise yesterday talked again about Kevin today:

“I was absolutely delighted to see Kevin Keegan back – it was great for football and great for the area,” I watched his team against Reading – they had a move in the second half, and if another team had done it you’d be waxing lyrical about it.

“”Everyone who’s played under him speaks highly, and I admired the way he handled the England situation when it ended.” “Sometimes you have to walk away from situations rather than hanging on for big pay-offs.”

Kevin left the England job after Germany defeated England at Wembley 1-0 in a word cup qualifier, and took no money from the FA after that game.

Somewhat different to the way Sven Eriksson ended his England manager career. But Kevin is so passionate, ethical and truthful that money is not the main thing with him.

It certainly makes a refreshing change these days, doesn’t it?

Comments welcome.



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13 comments so far

  • Maverick

    Apr 18, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #1

    I half expect these two managers to come onto the pitch holding hands on Sunday…but its good to see friendly talk

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  • Callum

    Apr 18, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #2

    That move Roy Keane is talking about was either just before our 2nd goal or our second goal or both! 😀

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  • Callum

    Apr 18, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #3

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/7354524.stm

    ‘Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Wes Brown have signed new contracts with Manchester United.’

    No more Brown and Carrick talk to Newcastle, what a relief 🙂

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  • Luke

    Apr 18, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #4

    bugger… had hoped we’d get carrick.

    keane hates newcastle. remember him throwing a ball at shearer? cracking…

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  • Leo

    Apr 18, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #5

    sh1t scared of shearer he is, he pretended to throw a punch at him and then shearer didnt even flinch haha, made keane look like a little school boy

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  • Micky Toon

    Apr 18, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Keane doesn’t hate NUFC, he hates Shearer. Always good to see the ManU hard man meet his match in Shearer.

    I really rate Keane as a player, one of the best around. What he did with Sunderland has been fantastic from their point of view. Remember they were near the bottom of the Championship before he joined. Same season they won it. He must be doing something right.

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  • Macca

    Apr 18, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s very sharp as well. Some of the players he bought, I would have questioned, we all would have have, Reid, Chopra, O Donovan..etc.
    But all of them are coming good. Reid has amazed me, he’s an odd shape to him, he always looks unfit but his power and work rate is unbelievable. He has bought some ordinary players yet they’ve all done their job and some. No one gets special treatment you literally get left behind if you miss the bus. He has no room for I in his team, no matter who they are if they don’t give 100% they wont play. I had great respect for him as a player, amazing midfielder, an amazing captain, he said what he felt, which mightn’t have always been what they wanted to hear but he always said the truth and he didn’t care what anyone thought. He’d a temper but he’s calmed down so much since he became a manager. Like I said I had great respect for him as a player, I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t now except for the overwhelming hate I have for his team.

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  • Leo

    Apr 18, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #8

    shaataap macca you mackam…

    only joking mate, i know people accuse u of being a mackam, just dont show any kindness towards them lol

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  • Punk Skunk

    Apr 18, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Keane didn’t have much respect for ireland at the world cup, back whenever!..
    …Ended up takin’ his ball in if i remember correctly?..

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  • Spyro

    Apr 18, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #10

    i dont like him, but i dont think he was scared of shearer leo

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  • jeremy9

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #11

    How come when Keane and Shearer got into it, and all the Man U players were trying to calm down Keane, but no Newcastle players were there protecting the best player Shearer?

    Or am I just seeing that wrong?

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  • Macca

    Apr 19, 2008 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #12

    Jeremey9..Shearer was just standing there, no one cared I suppose, LOL!!

    No em, Keane’s a bit of a temper and the Man U lads knew what he was like, God only knows what would have happened if they hadn’t stepped in probably would have decked Shearer. He seemed to really get on Keane’s nerves.

    Punk Skunk..it was the friendlies and a certain manager that he hated, he liked playing for his country he went to the WC probably being the only player who went thinking they could win it and who knows with Keane maybe they would have..ya.

    Leo..I know ya, I’ll try not t0o be to nice.

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  • Leo

    Apr 19, 2008 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #13

    macca what i said before i am beginning to believe, shearer getting decked by keane, your admiration for dog wanker is worrying are you really a geordie?

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