In a surprise move it is being reported that Roy Keane and Sunderland have parted company this morning, and the Sunderland players have been informed of Keane’s departure at a meeting earlier today.
Roy Keane – out as manager of Sunderland
Well, that’s what comes of beating Newcastle United at Sunderland for the first time in 28 years.
Since that time, when Sunderland and Keane were on a high, Sunderland have proceeded to lose 6 of their last 7 league games, and it doesn’t reflect well on Roy Keane, that he has elected to quite the North East club, in such dire circumstances.
Apparently there have been intense discussions behind the scenes between Keane, Chairman, Niall Quinn, and others and they have decided to part company with Keane.
Roy Keane was appointed as manager only 27 months ago, and immediately got them promoted from the Championship in his first season in charge.
This means that both Newcastle and Sunderland have lost their managers this season.
We had always throught that Keane would go on to be a very successful manager, but it just shows how things can change so quickly in football. You never know when you are going to go on a bad run, which can presumably start at any time.
We would be very surprised if Sam Allardyce gets the job at Sunderland, but his name is being banded around, but we’ll see what Sunderland plan to do, probably within the next few days.