Tuesday 21 February 2017

Roy Keane's updated autobiography has an interesting passage about Tim Sherwood

Published 06/05/2015 | 15:54

Roy Keane launching his second autobiography. Pic. Mark Condren.
Roy Keane launching his second autobiography. Pic. Mark Condren.

Roy Keane began the Premier League season as Paul Lambert's assistant at Aston Villa, both are now gone but Keane had something interesting to say about their replacement.

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Tim Sherwood has overseen a turnaround at Villa Park since replacing Paul Lambert in February.

Villa were sinking and had slipped into the bottom three following a 2-0 defeat at Hull which spelled the end for Lambert.

They are still just two points above the relegation zone but have a new found belief and with Christian Benteke scoring 11 goals in nine games Sherwood's side have the firepower and momentum to keep away from danger.

Keane reveals in an updated version of his autobiography that Sherwood was keen to take over the reins at the Birmingham club.

He wrote: " I went to watch Villa against Bournemouth in the FA Cup a few weeks before Paul was sacked and Tim Sherwood was sitting behind me. I just thought, ‘All right….

"Some men go to matches if they think there’s a job there for them. I believe Tim had been at two or three games.

"It’s not a criticism of Tim. It’s part of the game, it’s the industry we’re in.

"I’d go the other way myself. If I thought the manager was under pressure and I was somehow being linked to the job, I’d avoid the place."

Benteke's is currently on a brilliant scoring streak but the former Manchester United and Ireland captain seemed unimpressed with the Belgian.

"He wasn’t one for scoring many goals in training. With all the top strikers I’d worked with, the top ones always loved scoring in training."

An updated version of Keane's autobiography 'The Second Half' is published later this month.

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