Tuesday, August 29, 2006
In the history of football very few top class players in Britain have gone on to become great club managers or coaches. Apart from Kenny Dalglish of Liverpool who did win some trophies I cannot think of any great players that have achieved any significant success as managers or coaches after their playing career ended.
Roy Keane was appointed yesterday as the new manager of Sunderland Football Club and all Sunderland fans will be hoping Keano can bring them the success they have craved for so many years.
Roy Keane has been a fantastic player and Captain of Manchester United who are my team for the last 43 years. There is no doubt Keano is one of the greatest players ever to pull on the famous Red shirt for United and he played under Sir Alex Ferguson (pictured above shaking Keano's hand) who has been the most successful Manager in Britain in the last 40 years. Keane will no doubt be picking the brains of Sir Alex as he begins his management career.
I sincerely hope Keano does the business for Sunderland and bucks the trend of great players – failed managers. If anyone has the determination, focus and bloody mindedness to succeed it is Roy Keane
Good luck Keano – and any players who step out of line at Sunderland will surely soon discover the wrath of the great man. He has never been one to hold back in giving his opinion.
Posted by Trevor Gay at 9:30 pm