Kevin Keegan has pointed out at least one thing that makes Roy Keane and himself very similar.
Kevin Keegan – has will to win
Of course the two managers tomorrow were both world class players in their playing days, and played for top teams, who both won the league several times.
Keegan said today:
â€œLike myself, he will have set pretty high standards because thatâ€™s what we set as players and thatâ€™s what we were used to as players.â€
â€œWe were used to winning things, being near to winning things, or being in teams that when they went out on to a pitch, they went out to win.â€
â€œHe is just the same as me in that respect. In every other respect, he is probably totally different.â€
That seems very accurate, and one other thing they are similar about is passion. You’ll never see a Sunderland or Newcastle side just going through the motions.
Both managers demand 100% effort and commitment from their players – and they get it.
We’ll see that in tomorrow’s game in front of a capacity crowd, once again, at St. James’ Park.