Yesterday Roy Keane was waxing lyrical about Kevin Keegan and Keegan today seems to have returned the compliment.
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.â€
“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 â€“ it was great for football and great for the area,” I watched his team against Reading â€“ 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.â€ “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, doesnâ€™t it?