'Roy will learn from new boss' - Ferguson
ALEX Ferguson has described the signing of Martin O'Neill as new Ireland manager as "terrific".
"Martin has had fantastic success as a manager, he brings fantastic experience and also personality to the job," said Ferguson.
Despite his public fallingout with former captain Roy Keane, which has been documented in his recently published autobiography, the ex-Manchester United boss praised O'Neill’s new assistant.
Roy went straight from playing into management, and that's hard," he said. "Now he's got the experience of Martin O'Neill to lean on. It's a terrific appointment."
Speaking about their turbulent working relationship, Ferguson said that "it only went wrong in the last year," and defended his decision to let Keane leave United.
Ferguson was speaking to a packed hall in the Convention Centre, Dublin, to promote his new book, ‘My Autobiography’. More than 2,500 fans paid €40 for a ticket to the hour-long question-andanswer session hosted by broadcaster and Man Utd fan Eamonn Holmes. Among the guests at the exclusive Eason night were Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody, GAA star Paul Galvin, and Mick Kinnane and Johnny Murtagh from the racing world.